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#Blizzard2016: NASA’s video tracking the snowstorm in the US goes viral

NASA's video simulation tracking the snowstorm — from New England to Florida — using its supercomputers, is being widely shared on social media.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
January 24, 2016 2:17:31 pm
#Blizzard2016, NASA, snowstorm, US, America, east coast, International Space Station, GEOS-5 system, satellite images, video simulation, Astronaut Scott Kelly, New York, Virginia, flights, traffic, Washington D.C., snow Astronaut Scott Kelly has been sharing pictures of the view from the International Space Station. (Source: NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly via Facebook)

A massive blizzard struck the US East Coast this week, bringing life to a standstill. Taking attention away from the damage caused due to the storm, NASA has released a video simulation tracking the snowstorm — from New England to Florida — using its supercomputers. The NASA official website says, “The near-real-time operational ‘GEOS-5 system‘ ingests more than 5 million observations every six hours producing comprehensive analyses and forecasts of the atmosphere each day at 25-km global resolution. Subsequent forecasts are launched with this product providing a detailed view of the developing storm and its predicted evolution across the region.”

Watch the video here.


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The storm has taken a heavy toll on daily life in America, and #Blizzard2016 has been trending on the Internet. This NASA video itself has been shared thousands of times.

Over the past year, the space organisation has taken to social media to keep people posted about initiatives taken and new findings. One of the most popular threads have been by Astronaut Scott Kelly — the first American astronaut to spend a year in space continuously, apart from being a record holder for longest total of days spent in space (300+) and longest single mission. Kelly has been sharing pictures of the view from the International Space Station and various experiments taken up in space. Here are a few:

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly shares photos of first flower in space

Astronaut Scott Kelly shows what death by breath looks like from space 

Astronaut Scott Kelly shares pictures of South India from space, and they are mind-blowing

Stunning time-lapse video of northern lights captured from space by astronaut Scott Kelly 


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