Everything scientists know about how and when Earth formed seems to point to a bone dry planet. So where did all the water come from?
A debate has erupted over this new video by NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
The quick clip visualizes the warming of the Earth over the past 60 years. Supporters of Global Warming and Climate Change tout the video as solid proof of a dangerous trend.
Skeptics argue that six decades is too small of a time frame to fully understand climate patterns.
Still, NASA’s findings are glaring:
“With the exception of 1998, the 10 warmest years in the 133-year record all have occurred since 2000, with 2010 and 2005 ranking as the hottest years on record.”
The space age may be in its infancy, but it’s still here.
NASA‘s Juno spacecraft is traveling to Jupiter, and is set to reach the gassy planet by July of 2016. The craft is outfitted with a slew of special equipment to track, test, and observe space.
One sensor is a special camera “optimized to track faint stars” which recently had a very unique view of the Earth and our moon.
From 600,000 miles away, Juno captured one frame at a time and sent the footage back to Earth to be processed into this very special video.
Already, the clip has amassed over half a million views!
Life has a whole new perspective after viewing the Earth from space.
“The goal with this sequence was to bring a bit more attention to the station itself, including the humans aboard it, particularly Don Pettit (appearing in the final shot) who took many of the sequences in this montage.”
Have you ever wondered what the our skyline would look like if the Moon was replaced with a planet from our galaxy?
Though this video was originally posted in January, it is trending now more than ever, and currently stands with over 1.5 million hits.