Earth

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Earth puzzle without borders

The Earth Puzzle by generative design studio Nervous System has no defined borders. You put it together how you want. Start anywhere and see where your journey takes you. This puzzle is based on an icosahedral map projection and has the topology of a sphere. This means it has no edges, no North and South, and no fixed shape. Try to get the landmasses together or see how the oceans...

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Timeline of Earth

Here’s a fun piece by Andy Bergmann that shows the timeline of Earth. It’s a long-ish, straightforward scroller that vertically spaces significant events during the history of the planet. You start with the formation of Earth 4.6 billion years ago and work your way up to present day. Tags: Earth, timeline

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Ancient Earth globe shows where you were located 750 million years ago

In a spin on the view of ancient Earth and the shift of the continents, Ian Webster made a globe where you can enter a location and see what was in that spot millions of years ago. Not all addresses were working for me at the time, so you might want to try a major city if it’s doing the same for you. [via kottke] Tags: Earth, tectonic plates

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Temperature simulation near the Earth’s core

Researchers are building models to simulate the Earth’s core. From CNRS News: Take a journey to the center of the Earth—as far as its outer core, at least—and you’ll find a swirling mass of metal, mainly iron, kept in liquid form by the region’s intense heat. Temperature and pressure variations across this layer cause the melted metal to rise in hotter zones and to sink in cooler ones—convection movements that...

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One-year time-lapse of Earth

x Time-lapse from space by NASA: On July 20, 2015, NASA released to the world the first image of the sunlit side of Earth captured by the space agency’s EPIC camera on NOAA’s DSCOVR satellite. The camera has now recorded a full year of life on Earth from its orbit at Lagrange point 1, approximately 1 million miles from Earth, where it is balanced between the gravity of our home...

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Pale Blue Dot motion graphic

Joel Somerfield created this motion graphic to Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot monologue. Good stuff: [via Brain Pickings] Tags: Carl Sagan, Earth, space

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Earth time-lapse from 22,000 miles out

Japan has a new weather satellite in stationary orbit, Himawari-8, that takes a picture of Earth every ten minutes. String those together and you get a super-detailed time-lapse video of the living planet, which is what Derek Watkins from the New York Times did. Beautiful results. Tags: Earth, New York Times, satellite, time-lapse

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