Welcome to Earth Today, produced by Animated Earth
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What is Earth Today? Earth Today (ET) is an exhibit that displays near-real-time earth science data. The data is displayed as a rotating global image with accompanying narration and screen text. The ET text and narration are updated to reflect notable events, keeping the exhibit fresh and interesting.
click on the image below to view a quicktime movie of the Earth Today exhibit, 238 MB
4) Additional explanatory materials about each data set displayed on ET are in the development stage. These materials can be used as written docent guides.
Following is a special earthquake movie featuring the earthquake in the Indian Ocean
that occurred on 12-26-04, 94 MB
Although the data sets will continue to expand, the present list of Earth Today Sources are listed a the chart.
Click here to view the Earth Today Source chart.
The Hologlobe was developed as a part of the Smithsonian's 150th birthday celebration. The Hologlobe has evolved into the Earth Today exhibit.
The Hologlobe was a 3-D hemisphere about four feet in diameter that appeared to float several feet in front of a background screen. Projected onto the Hologlobe are 11 sequences of images created from actual data collected primarily through satellite observations. The following still images are derived from these animations.
click on the image below to view the HoloGlobe movie, 74 MB
The Hologlobe supported NASA's mission of communicating science to the general public. The primary purpose of the HoloGlobe was to educate and excite the public about Earth science data and about what types of earth information are being collected and why this information is important. The HoloGlobe presents information in an intuitive manner that is easy to understand, not only by scientists, but students and the general public as well.
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