Nova “Earth from Space”

Nova “Earth from Space”

Feb 10, 2013

This film reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet.
Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes
data from earth-observing satellites and transforms it into dazzling
visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate web of forces that
sustains life on earth. Viewers witness how dust blown from the Sahara
fertilizes the Amazon; how a vast submarine “waterfall” off Antarctica
helps drive ocean currents around the world; and how the sun’s heating
up of the southern Atlantic gives birth to a colossally powerful
hurricane. From the microscopic world of water molecules vaporizing
over the ocean to the magnetic field that is bigger than Earth itself,
this show reveals the astonishing beauty and complexity of our dynamic
planet.