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Seems to appear a bit Van Gogh-ish.
Interesting visualization!
As seen on #Cosmos: Ocean Currents

The swirling flows of tens of thousands of ocean currents were captured in this scientific visualization.

The visualization covers the period June 2005 to December 2007 and is based on a synthesis of a numerical model with observational data, created by a NASA project called Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean, or ECCO for short. ECCO uses advanced mathematical tools to combine observations with the MIT numerical ocean model to obtain realistic descriptions of how ocean circulation evolves over time. These model-data syntheses are among the largest computations of their kind ever undertaken.

ECCO model-data syntheses are being used to quantify the ocean's role in the global carbon cycle, to understand the recent evolution of the polar oceans, to monitor time-evolving heat, water, and chemical exchanges within and between different components of the Earth system, and for many other science applications.

Credit: NASA
#oceans #nasa #oceancurrent #svs #earth #earthrightnow #earthscience

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At the Edge of NGC 2174
Image Credit: +NASA, +European Space Agency, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140403.html

This fantastic skyscape lies near the edge of NGC 2174 a star forming region about 6,400 light-years away in the nebula-rich constellation of Orion. It follows mountainous clouds of gas and dust carved by winds and radiation from the region's newborn stars, now found scattered in open star clusters embedded around the center of NGC 2174, off the top of the frame. Though star formation continues within these dusty cosmic clouds they will likely be dispersed by the energetic newborn stars within a few million years. Recorded at infrared wavelengths by the Hubble Space Telescope, the interstellar scene spans about 6 light-years. The image celebrates the upcoming 24th anniversary of Hubble's launch onboard the space shuttle orbiter Discovery on April 24, 1990.
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Good thing WISE was revived. 
In its first 25 days of operations, the newly reactivated NEOWISE mission has detected 857 minor bodies in our solar system, including 22 near-Earth objects (NEOs) and four comets. Three of the NEOs are new discoveries; all three are hundreds of meters in diameter and dark as coal. More than 100 asteroids were captured in this view from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, during its primary all-sky survey before it was put into hibernation in 2011. The mission was revived to hunt more asteroids, and renamed NEOWISE.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA

#nasa #space #neowise #neo #asteroid #stars #sky #astronomy


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Yutu rover Suffers Significant Setback at Start of 2nd Lunar Night

China’s maiden moon rover ‘Yutu’ has just suffered a significant mechanical setback right at the start of her 2nd lunar night, according to an official announcement from Chinese space officials made public this weekend.

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/108576/yutu-rover-suffers-significant-setback-at-start-of-2nd-lunar-night/
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