Great Zoom into New Orleans, LA: The Louisiana Superdome

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Subject:
Science and Technology
Provider:
NASA, UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio, Scientific Visualization Studio
Level:
Secondary, Post-secondary
Language:
English
Material Type:
Other
Media Format:
Graphics/Photos, Text/HTML, Video
Technical requirements:
Real player
Abstract:

Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves floating in virtual space just above the ground.

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