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NOVA: Earth From Space

Airs Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Visualization showing how charged particles stream onto the poles of the Eart...

Credit: Courtesy of Mokko Studio

Above: Visualization showing how charged particles stream onto the poles of the Earth creating the northern and southern lights.

Explore the science behind the headlines in PBS’ premier science series. With compelling stories and spectacular visuals, NOVA programs demystify science and technology for viewers of all ages and spotlight people involved in scientific pursuits.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Mokko Studio

Visualization showing how thunderclouds pump positive charge into the Global Electric Circuit.

Photo credit: Courtesy of NASA/Chris Henze/Mokko Studio

An unprecedented view of ocean currents as visualized by the NASA JPL ECCO 2 Fluid Dynamic Model.

This groundbreaking special reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of Earth.

Produced in consultation with NASA scientists, “Earth From Space” takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms them into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate web of forces that sustain life on earth.

See the astonishing beauty and complexity of our dynamic planet: 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 of the southern Atlantic gives birth to a colossally powerful hurricane.

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Preview: NOVA: Earth From Space

This groundbreaking special reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of Earth. Produced in consultation with NASA scientists, “Earth From Space” takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms them into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate web of forces that sustain life on earth. See the astonishing beauty and complexity of our dynamic planet: 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 of the southern Atlantic gives birth to a colossally powerful hurricane.

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