Bee on flower
Bees visit flowering plants to collect nectar so they can store it as honey back at their hives. As a bee visits one flower after another, pollen collects on its entire body and especially on the legs. Bees help pollinate flowers while they collect nectar. This is a mutualistic behavior.
Basic Needs: U.S. currency
Humans need to feel financially safe and stable.
Aquatic Animal Skeleton - Backbone
The backbone of an aquatic animal allows it to be very flexible under water. It usually extends into a tail and is classified as a gliding joint.
Apple Screen 1
The apple has just fallen from the tree and rests on the ground.
One reason why mites are considered to be arachnids is because they don't have wings and they cannot fly. Mites are so tiny that most of them have to be viewed under a microscope to be seen.
Land snails are invertebrates because they do not have a backbone. They are related to water snails, but they do not live in water.
3D Global Methane
An animation of the three-dimensional structure of global methane evolving over time, from a global data assimilation model
CERES Flat Map
CERES stands for Clouds and the Earths Radiant Energy System.
The Middle East Dust Storm
Dust storms are an every day occurrence in Saudi Arabia. This storm is of an unusual size.
Numerical Simulation of Magnetic Flux Emerging Through a Model Solar Atmosphere: Density
This animation is one of a series depicting the results of a two-dimensional ideal magneto-hydrodynamic simulation of magnetic flux emerging through a solar atmosphere. The simulation has a resolution of 300x500 cells and a length scale of 16 Mm x 6.8 Mm. The simulation depicts 1730 seconds in the evolution of the model.
Great Zoom into Siberia
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 fl
Pearl River, China (with window)
Zoom down to land reclamation from the river delta. Dissolve between data collected in 1988, 1992, and 1995.
Zoom in to Florida: June 17, 1998
Zoom in to northern Florida as seen by SeaWiFS on June 17, 1998
North America NDVI 1993 August
NDVI in North America for August 1993, based off data collected over the 1981-2000 time frame.
Biomass Burning over South America
Biomass burning is the burning of living and dead vegetation. It includes the human-initiated burning of vegetation for land clearing and land-use change as well as natural, lightning-induced fires. Scientists estimate that humans are responsible for about 90% of biomass burning with only a small percentage of natural fires contributing to the total amount of vegetation burned. Burning vegetation releases large amounts of particulates (solid carbon combustion particles) and gases, including gree
Arctic Ozone Hole from Earth Probe TOMS: February 1, 1997 through May 31, 1997
Ozone measurements from Earth Probe TOMS for February 1, 1997 through May 31, 1997 showing the formation of an Arctic ozone hole
Clouds over Florida from GOES-11: August 4, 2000
This animation is one of a series showing the first data from GOES-11. The data shown was taken at one-minute intervals.
Earth Today 1998
The ability to see Earth from space has forever changed our view of the planet. We are now able to look at the Earth as a whole, and observe how its atmosphere, oceans, land masses, and life interact as global systems. Earths atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere are dynamic, changing on timescales of days, minutes, or even seconds. Monitoring the Earth in near real time allows us to get an up to date picture of conditions on our planet. More SVS visualizations for the Earth Today ex
Progression of Hurricane Jeanne, 2004 (WMS)
Hurricane Jeanne was the fourth hurricane to hit Florida during the 2004 hurricane season. This set of images shows the progression of the hurricane as it approached Florida from the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. When it hit the Florida coast on September 26, Jeanne was a Category 3 storm with sustained winds near 115 miles per hour.
Progression of Hurricane Charley, 2004 (WMS)
Hurricane Charley was the first of four hurricanes to hit the United States in 2004.