Solar System Exploration

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"Earth Now" iPhone App

NASA's Earth Now is a mobile device application that visualizes recent global climate data from Earth science satellites, including surface air temperature, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, and water vapor as well as gravity and sea level variations.The project was developed by the Earth...
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"Eyes on the Earth 3D"

This software provides a generic means for people to interactively view the real-time location, speed and recent data gatherings of several of NASA's Earth observing Satellites using a 3-D graphical interface. It allows anyone with web access to see where the NASA fleet of Earth Observing...
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3D Endoscope to Boost Safety, Cut Cost of Surgery

Researchers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory worked with the brain surgeon who directs the Skull Base Institute in Los Angeles to create the first endoscope fit for brain surgery and capable of producing 3D video images. It is also the first to be able to steer its lens back and forth. These...
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3D Orbit Visualization for Earth Observing Missions

A software application was developed to visualize orbit paths for the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO). This software enables interactive exploration of spacecraft orbit paths and ground footprint paths in a 3D environment. Detailed information about any particular observation frame is available...
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A Closer Look at Quality Control

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory awarded the Brimrose Corporation a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to develop the Luminar 5030 Mini Spectrometer, a compact, rugged, near-infrared spectrometer. The product delivers rapid, multi-component analysis for a wide variety of commercial...
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A Little Sensor That Packs a Wallop

A gas sensor originally built for NASA to measure the composition of the atmosphere of Earth and Mars has been commercialized by SpectraSensors. The commercial tunable diode laser (TDL) gas sensor can be used for oil and gas pipeline monitoring, aircraft safety, environmental monitoring and...