On the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day we can celebrate and look with wonder at the Earth in detailed ways most had not imagined back in 1970. Check out this fascinating array of images of our planet from the folks at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003600/a003668/ 
Look at dozens of colorful, informative views of earth's many features by clicking PREVIOUS ANIMATION on the Left and NEXT ANIMATION on the Right.
This animation shows the simulation of over three months of atmospheric black carbon production and movement from the Goddard Chemistry Aerosol and Transport (GOCART) model.
Posted by Ann Aler