Earth Day 2020: Apollo-8 to Earth observing fleet
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- Greg Shirah
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Push in from the far side of the Moon to Apollo-8 take the "Earthrise" photo; then push in to NASA's Earth observing fleet in 1970 (the first Earth Day), then transition to the Earth observing fleet in 2020 (the 50th anniversary of Earth Day)
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The camera then pushes in quickly to the Earth revealing the Earth observing spacecraft that were in orbit in 1970, the year of the first Earth Day. Finally, the orbits from other years are flashed on until we reach the orbits for 2020, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
- Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC) [Lead]
- Ernie Wright (USRA)
- Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC)
- Ryan Fitzgibbons (KBRwyle)
- Ian Jones (ADNET)
- Laurence Schuler (ADNET)
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Datasets used in this visualization
Apollo 8 Trajectory Reconstruction
Terra and Aqua BMNG (A.K.A. Blue Marble: Next Generation) (Collected with the MODIS sensor)
Credit: The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
Dataset can be found at: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/BlueMarble/See more visualizations using this data set
CelesTrak Spacecraft Orbit Ephemeris
Dataset can be found at: http://celestrak.comSee more visualizations using this data set
LRO DEM (A.K.A. Digital Elevation Map) (Collected with the LOLA sensor)
GEOS-5 Cubed-Sphere (A.K.A. GEOS-5 Atmospheric Model on the Cubed-Sphere)
The model is the GEOS-5 atmospheric model on the cubed-sphere, run at 14-km global resolution for 30-days. GEOS-5 is described here http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/systems/geos5/ and the cubed-sphere work is described here http://sivo.gsfc.nasa.gov/cubedsphere_overview.html.See more visualizations using this data set
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