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Science on a Sphere

NOAA’s Science On a Sphere® (SOS) is a display system that uses computers and video projectors to project planetary data onto a 6-foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe. Researchers at NOAA developed Science On a Sphere® as an educational tool to help illustrate Earth System science to people of all ages. Animated images of atmospheric storms, climate change, and ocean temperature are shown on the sphere to better explain complex environmental processes in a way that is simultaneously educational and captivating.

Learn more on NOAA’s Science On a Sphere® website, click here.

Scientific Discipline: Earth Science, Space Science, Environmental Science