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    'Footprints' and Science On a Sphere

    Poster from the Footprints exhibit


    Our planet is not flat, so why should movies about it be?

    That’s the conceptual spark behind "Footprints," a film created at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Using advanced projection technology developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), "Footprints" was the first fully produced film of its kind. The movie presents advanced satellite data and other visual effects on a dramatic spherical screen, affording viewers a chance to experience planets and planetary science in a way similar to their actual appearance. Earth guest stars in a variety of guises, from depictions of the biosphere to planetary views of city lights at night to dramatic examinations about the science of hurricane formation. Other moons and planets make exciting cameos too, with special presentations of the moon and Mars.

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