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By andreameado on March 27, 2018 in

This is a guest post from Andrea Meado, Image Data Scientist, and part of our Johnson Space Center (JSC) Image Detective Science Team The astronaut photos above are of Andros Island in the Bahamas. The waters surrounding the island appear to be various shades of blue as seen from space. These color changes are due […]

By andreameado on March 7, 2018 in

This is a guest post from Andrea Meado, Image Data Scientist, and part of our Johnson Space Center (JSC) Image Detective Science Team Rivers can vary in shape, size, and length depending on factors such as land gradient, velocity of flowing water, sediment source, land erodibility, and environmental conditions. The four main types of rivers […]

By andreameado on February 28, 2018 in

This is a guest post from Andrea Meado, Image Data Scientist, and part of our Johnson Space Center (JSC) Image Detective Science Team Local geography and environmental resources are important factors when considering reasons for urban establishment and growth. Geographic and geologic features such as mountains, plains, and bodies of water can determine the layout […]

By andreameado on February 21, 2018 in

This is a guest post from Andrea Meado, Image Data Scientist, and part of our Johnson Space Center (JSC) Image Detective Science Team For thousands of years, settlements and populations have developed near sources of water. Having a reliable water supply or route is essential for basic human needs, agricultural demands, and transportation. Urban and […]

By andreameado on February 13, 2018 in

This is a guest post from Andrea Meado, Image Data Scientist, and part of our Johnson Space Center (JSC) Image Detective Science Team We observe clouds from the ground and lower atmosphere (aircraft) and experience weather conditions associated with them such as precipitation and temperature. Astronauts in space see clouds from a different, much higher […]