The WORF provides optimal view of Earth from space •

The WORF provides optimal view of Earth from space


The WORF provides optimal view of Earth from space Today’s Video of the Day from NASA Science News features the Window Observational Research Facility on the International Space Station (ISS), also known as the WORF, which is a large window that enables scientists to take high resolution images of our planet.

Earth scientist Mario Runco, who conceived the WORF with his colleagues Dr. Dean Eppler and Dr. Karen Scott, is proud of sharing his experience aboard the ISS with everyone back on Earth.

The WORF was launched on the Space Shuttle Discovery to the ISS in 2010. About Zoom Earth Zoom Earth shows live weather satellite images updated in near real-time, and the best high-resolution aerial views of the Earth in a fast, zoomable map. Explore recent images of storms, wildfires, property and more. Your Planet Is Changing. We’re On It. NASA uses the vantage point of space to increase our understanding of our home planet, improve lives, and safeguard our future. We monitor Earth’s vital signs from land, air and space with a fleet of satellites and ambitious airborne and ground-based observation campaigns. 

It is essential to be aware that many different perspectives exist and that learning to understand the world from many points of view enhances our knowledge and skills. It is also essential to realize that our perspectives incorporate all life experiences and draw upon knowledge from many fields of inquiry. From rising sea levels to the changing availability of freshwater, NASA enables studies that unravel the complexities of our planet from the highest reaches of Earth’s atmosphere to its core. NASA’s Earth science work also makes a difference in people’s lives around the world every day.  The WORF provides optimal view of Earth from space as seen above in video shows features.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Video Credit: NASA Science News

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