Energy. What do we really know about it? Where does the energy we use come from? How does energy flow through the systems of our planet? How is our energy consumption changing our climate? Who uses the most energy?
In celebration of Earth Science Week’s 2010 theme, “Exploring Energy,” NASA presents a multimedia gallery that helps answer some of these questions. The images, data visualizations, animations and videos in this gallery highlight how NASA satellite data and research help us better understand how much is reaching Earth from the sun, how it’s distributed across the Earth, where humans are tapping into that energy, and the many ways in which our energy use is transforming our planet.
For more multimedia resources on energy and other topics, search the Scientific Visualization Studio.
Energy from the Sun
Energy Harnessed by Humans
The Fossil Fuel/Climate Change Connection
Who Consumes More Energy?