SOS Playlist 1 (starter)


NightLights-tn.jpgEarth: Night Lights

This is our home planet showing city lights at night. You can easily see which parts of our planet use the most electricity.
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AirTrafic-tn.jpgEarth: Air Traffic

Each yellow tail is a single airplane on a typical day. Not only can you see where the most air travel occurs, but when it occurs.
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SeasonalChange-tn.jpgEarth: Seasonal Changes & Sea Floor

This data set shows seasonal changes in Earth's vegetation, snow cover, and polar ice in 2004. Information like this helps measure effects of global warming.
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Venus and Earth are about the same size, but the surface of Venus is obscured by thick clouds. This radar map penetrates the clouds, revealing surface features.
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MarsLandingSites.jpgMars Landing Sites by DMNS

The target icons added by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) depict rover landing sites on Mars from 1976 - 2008. They are as follows: Viking 1&2 (1976); Mars Pathfinder (1997); Spirit & Opportunity (2004); Phoenix Lander (2008)

Notable Features
-Olympus Mons: highest point in the solar system at 88,500ft
-Valles Marineris: Canyon 2500 miles long and 4 miles deep
-Hellas Planitia: an impact crater in the Southern -Hemisphere 4.3 miles deep and 1400 miles in diameter
-Presence of ice caps
-Target icons mark the rover landing sites from 1976 to 2008


Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. The "Great Red Spot" is a storm that has been raging for more than 300 years.
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EarthWeather-tn.jpgEarth: Weather

This shows Earth's cloud patterns over the past 30 days. The highest clouds are bright white and lower clouds are shades of gray.
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EarthNight-tn.jpgEarth: Day & Night

If you watch long enough, you can see day/night patterns over the course of a year. In northern summer, the North Pole has sunlight 24 hours a day.
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SolSystem-tn.jpgSun: Solar System to Scale

If the Sun were the size of the sphere, how big would each of the planets be?  1.3 million Earths could fit inside the Sun.
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SunXRay-tn.jpgSun: X-ray Imagery

Seen in x-ray wavelengths, the brightest areas you see here are solar flares. Since the Sun is not solid, the equator rotates faster than the poles.
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MoonLandingSite-tn.jpgMoon: Landing Locations

Surveyor and Apollo landing sites are marked on this visualization of the moon. The Apollo 11 site is where the first human walked on the moon in 1969.
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