A Trippy Time-Lapse Visualization of the Ocean's Currents

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Swirling currents circle the globe in this mesmerizing 3D model of the Earth's oceans. NASA writes, "Some [currents] span hundreds to thousands of miles across vast ocean basins in well-defined flows. Others are confined to particular regions and form slow-moving, circular pools. Seen from space, the circulating waters offer a study in both chaos and order." Mark Wilson at FastCoDesign calls it "better than a Van Gogh," but compare the video and Starry Night, below, and decide for yourself! 



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Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night, via Wikipedia

For more videos from NASA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/.



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