NASA’s Mindblowing 30-Month Timelapse Of Global Ocean Currents Looks Like Van Gogh Painting

by • March 27, 2012 • Nature, SpaceComments (0)2009

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Using data captured over a 30-month period between June 2005 and December 2007, the team at The Scientific Visualization Studio located at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center assembled one of the most extraordinary timelapse videos I have ever seen.  Entitled “Perpetual Ocena”, the video visualizes the ocean’s surface currents, and was created using NASA and JPL’s high-res model of the world’s oceans, which is normally used for running simulations and predicting changes in the currents.  GIZMODO was the first to point out the similarities between the final result and the impressionist style of Van Gogh, which begs the question: perhaps Van Gogh was from another dimension where time moved much faster?  Makes sense to me.

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