With footage taken from the International Space Station, NASA fan Bruce W Berry Jr cleaned up and created this Time-Lapse | Earth homage. The location views are listed in order:
1. A Jump over the Terminator 2. Sarychev Volcano 3. From Turkey to Iran* 4. Hurricane Irene Hits the US 5. Indian Ocean to Pacific Ocean Through the Cupola* 6. Central Great Plains at Night* 7. Aurora Borealis over the North Atlantic Ocean* 8. Aurora Borealis from Central U.S.* 9. Up the East Coast of North America* 10. Myanmar to Malaysia* 11. Western Europe to Central India 12. Middle East to the South Pacific Ocean 13. Aurora Borealis over Europe* 14. City Lights over Middle East* 15. European City Lights* 16. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night 17. Moonglow over Canada and Northern U.S.* 18. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (1) 19. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (2) 20. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (3) 21. Stars and the Milky Way over the Atlantic* 22. The Milky Way and Storms over Africa (1) 23. The Milky Way and Storms over Africa (2)
Footage Note: The slower video represents a closer resemblance to the true speed of the International Space Station; this footage was shot at one frame per second. Clips are all marked with an *.
The two Voyagers sent back tens of thousands of images… of planetary realms more diverse than anyone had imagined. These long-distance marathon flyers - both now headed out towards interstellar space - made discoveries about the planetary chemistry that make these gas giants appear to us as gigantic works of abstract art.
The Voyagers disclosed new details about their magnetic fields, atmospheres, ring systems, and even the nature of their inner cores. Voyager turned up some surprising new mysteries too: a huge dark spot — a storm in fact - on Neptune. They found that Uranus is tipped 90 degrees to one side. That Saturn is less dense than water; if you had a bathtub big enough, Saturn would float!
And that you’d need the mass of three Saturns to make just one Jupiter! But what really knocked the scientists’ socks off were the moons that orbit these gas giants. All of them have been pummeled over the millennia by wayward asteroids and comets.
But a few appear to also be sculpted by forces below their icy surfaces…
It’s another super detailed Moon tour!!! The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team and the folks at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center bring us more fascinating information about the rich and violent 4.5 billion year history of the moon, all in celebration of the LRO’s 1000th day in orbit.
Folks at the NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio created this amazing animation showing our view of the Moon over the entire year of 2012 with time resolution of *one hour*! The tipping, tilting, and rocking are due to the Moon’s elliptical orbit coupled with its tilt.