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A View Of Antarctica From Outer Space

A View Of Antarctica From Outer Space | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

This image photographed almost ten years ago on September 21, 2005, shows a gorgeous, pristine view of Antarctica. It was taken with the AMSR-E instrument onboard NASA’s Aqua satellite. 
Upon zooming in, one can see magnificent details of the awe-inspiring sea ice, and how much space it occupies in relation to the rest of the planet. 
To view more pictures, visit NASA’s site here. 


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Sustainable Technology: Our phones are depleting natural resources [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sustainable Technology: Our phones are depleting natural resources [INFOGRAPHIC] | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

This infographic takes a look at this troubling technology trend, which is depleting the planet's supply of Rare Earth Elements.

Apple sold a record 5 million iPhones the first weekend the phone was on the market. And unlike in the iPhone’s early days, the latest Apple smartphones are not primarily being purchased by first time owners.

But did you ever stop to think about what happens to all those iPhone 3, 3GS, 4 and 4Ss now deemed out of date? While there are many recycling programs available, most smartphones are not efficiently thrown out.

Apple’s iPhones is far from the only culprit —..


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A Breathing Earth: Watch the World's Seasonal "Heartbeat" from Outer Space

A Breathing Earth: Watch the World's Seasonal "Heartbeat" from Outer Space | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Each year we experience our normal seasons of hot and cold. Winter brings snow to many of us, and in summer, often blazing hot temperatures and beach days.

John Nelson has given us a new vision of this familiar cycle in the form of a simple GIF… but the result is mesmerizing for its profound demonstration of these cycles upon our lives and the world processes it clearly illustrates.

Nelson used cloudless imagery from the NASA Visible Earth team. He took their flat graphics showing each month of the year and wrapped them around a spherical globe. Then he added some effects like coloration, atmospheric haze, and month information.

What we see as a result, is the Earth’s seasonal heartbeat on display as never before. The northern hemisphere’s massive snowpack as it rolls into winter and the vegetation of the world drying and greening as the seasons pass.

View the animated globe at the link...


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Marsha Carmichael RMT, Reiki, EFT's curator insight, August 22, 2013 2:23 PM

Ohhhh....  This tickled my brain and caused tingling in the writing hand!!

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[AWESOME VIDEO] The Earth as You've Never Seen it Before: Atmosphere, Airglow and Aurora

A truly powerful image generates questions. The incredible night photos and time-lapse movies NASA has been sharing with us provoke questions about our planet.

 

Awesome movie! 

 


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