NASA’s Maurice Henderson likes to addresses his job title as “the man who plays with the big blue marble.” Along with him in his room is a massive inflatable Earth that displays images from projector covering the whole globe. This emanates from a decade old program amplified by NOAA called Science on the Sphere or SOS.
NASA in a joint alliance with the agency make happen planetary science reach the citizens around the country, classrooms and places like the fields of Nebraska, home to the Homestead National Monument of America.
The SOS globe is show casing the great American eclipse inside the education center at Homestead National Monument. This is a great moment for the eclipse chasers and visitors to learn about Earth and other planets prior to August 21.
Henderson said it’s an ideal place to have a lesson about what is actually happening between the Sun, the Moon and the Earth to create a total solar eclipse. He showcased an animation to the eclipse path across the US.
The simulations are generated by the NASA Science Visualization Studio at Goddard Space Flight Center. SOS can display real time data from NOAA satellites of the clouds and more weather. However, Henderson’s chosen depiction is the biosphere of pulsing earth utilizing nine years’ worth of satellite reflection of the chlorophyll in the ocean and the vegetation.He also reiterated that the earth is actually breathing and every breath is the result of our existence on land and sea.