NASA’s Eyes is a newly updated visualization app available for computers and some mobile devices that lets users explore NASA science data as a multimedia experience.
Developed by The NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Eyes offers three main portals: Eyes on the Earth, featuring Earth sensing and climate information; Eyes on the Solar System, with information on the planets and NASA exploration missions, and Eyes on Exoplanets, exploring the worlds beyond.
In Eyes on the Earth, users are initially treated to an overview of tracks of Earth-sensing stellites, plus a popup window with the latest relevant news stories. Clicking on a satellite tells you more abouts its mission; clicking on a new story zooms in on the relevant part of the earth, with satellite imagery and a summary of the news. A menu bar along the top lets you select other data – the latest visual mosaic image of Earth from space, current surface temperatures, CO & CO2 emissions, recent sea level variation, soil moisture, gravitational field variations, salinity, and many others.
Eyes on the Solar System similarly opens with a zoomable view of the Solar System, showing the orbits and current positions of the planets and the tracks of current space probes. Any of these can be clicked on to zoom in for further imagery and data. Once zoomed in on a planet, moons are presented the same way, and can be selected and zoomed in on in turn.
Eyes on Exoplanets is available both in the app and as a mobile-friendly website. Presenting a broad overview of the galaxy, you can zoom in on telescope images of the areas around currently known exoplanets and access data and imagery.
- Check it out at https://eyes.nasa.gov/
- FAQ: https://eyes.nasa.gov/faq.html
- Accessibility: https://eyes.nasa.gov/accessibility.html
- News & Updates: https://twitter.com/nasa_eyes