NOVA: Earth From Space

NOVA: Earth From Space

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 9:00pm

Visualization showing how charged particles stream onto the poles of the Earth creating the northern and southern lights.

Credit: Courtesy of Mokko Studio

Witness a groundbreaking special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of Earth.  Produced in consultation with NASA scientists, Earth From Space takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms them into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate web of forces that sustain life on earth. See the astonishing beauty and complexity of our dynamic planet: how dust blown from the Sahara fertilizes the Amazon; how a vast submarine “waterfall” off Antarctica helps drive ocean currents around the world; and how the sun’s heating of the southern Atlantic gives birth to a colossally powerful hurricane. NOVA: Earth From Space airs Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

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