This visualization shows early test renderings of a global computational model of Earth’s atmosphere based on data from NASA’s Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Version 5 (GEOS-5). This particular run, called Nature Run 2, was run on a supercomputer, spanned 2 years of simulation time at 30 minute intervals, and produced Petabytes of output.
The visualization spans a little more than 7 days of simulation time which is 354 time steps. The time period was chosen because a simulated category-4 typhoon developed off the coast of China.
Normally the thickness of the atmosphere might be compared to spreading cellophane over a basketball.
Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a comprehensive picture of the evolving universe – among the most colorful deep space images ever captured by the 24-year-old telescope.
Researchers say the image, in new study called the Ultraviolet Coverage of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, provides the missing link in star formation. The Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014 image is a composite of separate exposures taken in 2003 to 2012 with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys and Wide Field Camera 3.
Each patch of light is a galaxy of hundreds of millions of stars, some like our own.
The press release says you feel the tracks “have a stronger feeling of your personality” – what is that personality exactly? And how do you think it comes through specifically on this record compared to others?
I take different approaches to making music at different times. Sometimes the starting point is liking something by someone else, sometimes it’s a sound or a piece of equipment, but these tracks were all started off inside my mind with a musical idea that spontaneously came from me. So that’s the reason they feel more personal to me. Rather than trying to make disco or trying to make electro or something, it was just a free expression of my own ideas and sometimes even a conscious attempt to make something very original. Also, they are nearly all tracks that I spent a bit longer on than usual.
People crowd onto a bridge during the annual Caiqiaohui event in Mianyang, Sichuan province, China, on March 18, 2014. People believe that stepping onto the bridge during the three-day spring event can help them escape tribulations and illnesses.
In January and February 1979, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft zoomed toward mighty Jupiter, capturing hundreds of images during its approach. The observations revealed many unique features of the planet that are still being explored to this day.
The gas giant is two and a half times the mass of all the other planets in the Solar System combined and could swallow a thousand Earths.