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Friday, October 3, 2008

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Scientific Visualization Studio

This is one fabulous website!

The mission of the Scientific Visualization Studio is to facilitate scientific inquiry and outreach within NASA programs through visualization. To that end, the SVS works closely with scientists in the creation of visualization products, systems, and processes in order to promote a greater understanding of Earth and Space Science research activities at Goddard Space Flight Center and within the NASA research community.

All the visualizations created by the SVS (currently totalling over 2,900) are accessible to you through this Web site. More recent animations are provided as MPEG-4s, MPEG-2s, and MPEG-1s. Some animations are available in high definition as well as NTSC format. Where possible, the original digital images used to make these animations have been made accessible. Lastly, high and low resolution stills, created from the visualizations, are included, with previews for selective downloading.

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Lunar Prospector Hydrogen Concentration - South Pole
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Close view of 2008 Arctic Sea Ice from AMSR-E
This animation shows evidence of high concentrations of hydrogen at the south pole of the Moon.

In 1998 NASA's Lunar Prospector mission used the presence of hydrogen as a sign of potential ice deposits. As you can see in this video, Prospector data showed significantly more hydrogen at the south pole of the moon (areas colored blue). Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will build on this data and...
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The animation of Arctic sea ice from January 1 through September 12, identified by NSIDC as the minimum extent for 2008. This animation has a two second hold on September 12, 2008. The date is displayed in the upper left corner.

Sea ice is frozen seawater floating on the surface of the ocean. Some sea ice is semi-permanent, persisting from year to year, and some is seasonal, melting and refreezing from season to season. The sea ice cover reaches its minimum extent at the end of each summer and the remaining...
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Featured Items

This image shows the SSMI September minimum sea ice concentration for September, 2004. The red line indicates the average September minimum sea ice extent derived from the average of monthly data between 10/1978 and 9/2002.  Link takes you to a listing of narrated movies that the SVS has helped create.
Link to High Definition Animations.
Link to Great Zoom Animations.
Link to Award Winning SVS Animations.
Link to Conceptual Image Lab Animations.
Narrated Movies
High Definition
Great Zooms
Award Winning
Conceptual Image Lab

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