New software from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory gives you control of a fleet of satellites, to harvest data or just play around
What do you get when you ask a former Disney animator and veteran NASA climate geomorphologist to help explain global change?
How about cartoon satellites and a laser that can write your name on Titan?
Using gaming technology, animators and programmers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory designed a 3-D, browser-based program that lets people fly along with 15 NASA Earth observation satellites in real time. The program, called "Eyes on Earth 3-D," requires a plugin that's compatible with almost any Web browser.