2021:  November 17:  Check Out NASA’s Eyes on Earth!

December 17, 2021:  NASA’s Eyes on Earth allows you to see any NSAS satellite as well as to study the science data they provide.

With NASA’s Eyes on the Earth, you can track Earth science satellites in real time as they orbit our planet and explore the trove of information they provide.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


by Jeffrey L. Hunt

NASA’s real-time 3D visualization tool, known as Eyes on Earth, has recently been upgraded to put more data in the public’s hand, according to a press release from the space agency.

Produced by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, California, Eyes on Earth shows the placement of the International Space Station as will as other satellites, like Landsat 9.

By clicking the icon that represents the satellite, background information is available as well as a 3D model.

To open your eyes to NASA’s satellite missions, click the link above or point your browser to eyes.nasa.gov to see all the interactive sections and 3D models of spacecraft exploring the space around us!



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