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Take a few moments out your hectic schedule for a few fascinating "moments of Zen" ... (fascinating if you like Science stuff, that is).

This 3 minute version (best viewed at "Full Screen") ...


Perpetual Ocean by NASA


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Or watch the more detailed 10-minute version, which includes "ocean flows at 30 frames per second," (according to the NASA source site).


Perpetual Ocean -- Full Version


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Very Relaxing.  As the world keeps spinning on its axis, either with or without our help.


Along those same lines, here is a "worlds turning" video, with a bit more Science, with its offering of Zen. Once again it's best viewed Full Screen, for the full engaging effect.


NASA | The Ocean:  A Driving Force for Weather and Climate


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Published on Aug 3, 2012

The Ocean is essential to life on Earth. Most of Earth's water is stored in the ocean. Although 40 percent of Earth's population lives within, or near coastal regions -- the ocean impacts people everywhere. Without the ocean, our planet would be uninhabitable. This animation helps to convey the importance of Earth's oceanic processes as one component of Earth's interrelated systems.

This animation uses Earth science data from a variety of sensors on NASA Earth observing satellites to measure physical oceanography parameters such as ocean currents, ocean winds, sea surface height and sea surface temperature. These measurements, in combination with atmospheric measurements such as surface air temperature, precipitation and clouds can help scientists understand the ocean's impact on weather and climate and what this means for life here on Earth. NASA satellites and their unique view from space are helping to unveil the vast... and largely unexplored.... OCEAN.

NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information Systems (EOSDIS)
EOSDIS is a distributed system of twelve data centers and science investigator processing systems. EOSDIS processes, archives, and distributes data from Earth observing satellites, field campaigns, airborne sensors, and related Earth science programs. These data enable the study of Earth from space to advance scientific understanding. For more information about the data sets used in this animation please visit,  earthdata.nasa.gov

This video is public domain and can be downloaded at: svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?11056


Wouldn't it be a nice, if Science drove most of our future-oriented decisions ...

And not just what's best for the Next Quarter's profit gains?


Cheers!   Thanks for taking the time.



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