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Sunday, November 4, 2012

4 of the Newest and Coolest Videos Out of NASA

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Straight from my YouTube Channel, here are the latest and greatest, some incredible new videos just released on NASA's website.

  "NASA and Japan Team Together To Launch Satellite (Animation)"
Nine U.S. and international satellites will soon be united by the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, a partnership co-led by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). NASA and JAXA will provide the GPM Core satellite to serve as a reference for precipitation measurements made by this constellation of satellites, which will be combined into a single global dataset continually refreshed every three hours.

Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

"NASA's Animated Dynamics of Hurricane Bonnie"
This animation of Hurricane Bonnie uses data from NASA's TRMM Satellite. Beginning with a wide view of the world, we zoom in on a swath of atmosphere taken by TRMM. Then we go inside and see how the actual dynamics of the hurricane are at work.

 Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

"NASA Explains The Eye of a Hurricane and Hurricane Dynamics"
Rapid changes in wind speed and vortexes are all involved in this voiceover animation explaining hurricane dynamics.

 Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

"NASA Animation - Gamma Rays Hit Satellite"
This animation tracks several gamma rays through space and time, from their emission in the jet of a distant blazar to their arrival in Fermi's Large Area Telescope (LAT). During their journey, the number of randomly moving ultraviolet and optical photons (blue) increases as more and more stars are born in the universe. Eventually, one of the gamma rays encounters a photon of starlight and the gamma ray transforms into an electron and a positron. The remaining gamma-ray photons arrive at Fermi, interact with tungsten plates in the LAT, and produce the electrons and positrons whose paths through the detector allows astronomers to backtrack the gamma rays to their source.

Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Cruz deWilde


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