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by Michael dEstries
Categories: Science.
Photo: NASA

While NASA’s Goddard Earth Observing System Model (GEOS-5) satellite helps shed light on our changing planet – it’s also damn good at just making the whole thing look so pretty.

This new image helps show Earth’s climate system as it involves airborne particles. According to NASA, dust (red) is lifted from the surface, sea salt (blue) swirls inside cyclones, smoke (green) rises from fires, and sulfate particles (white) stream from volcanoes and fossil fuel emissions.

Beautiful. Check out a high-res shot by clicking on the image below.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://twitter.com/ktmassaro ktbug

    Just FYI, GEOS-5 is a model run on the Discover supercomputer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, not a satellite. This is a still image take from a simulation of global aerosols, not a photograph of the Earth from space.