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NASA Scientists Make Magnetic Fields Visible, Beautiful

  1. Jun 2, 2008 #1
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  3. Jun 3, 2008 #2
    is this real?
     
  4. Jun 3, 2008 #3

    berkeman

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    Doubt it. Looks like some undergrads playing in the lab with a light bulb and long exposure. Kids!
     
  5. Jun 3, 2008 #4
    Yeah, i don't get this. Looks to be a select rendering of some of the assumed field lines. I'd rather see the interaction with those metal frames.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2008 #5
    So it's not as if you'd see those "animations" in real life. Seems that video is sent through an animation generator that trys to predict what the fields would be and then colors them?
     
  7. Jun 3, 2008 #6

    matthyaouw

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    Looks a lot like these :smile:
     
  8. Jun 3, 2008 #7

    berkeman

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  9. Jun 3, 2008 #8

    matthyaouw

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    Aren't they? I've been meaning to give it a try myself...
     
  10. Jun 3, 2008 #9
    yeah "using sound-controlled CGI and 3D compositing. "
    CGI being the key acronym there.
     
  11. Jun 6, 2008 #10
    You can see the field lines ending in the middle of space sometimes

    THEREFORE, LEGIT.
     
  12. Jun 24, 2008 #11
  13. Jul 18, 2008 #12
    those are all time lapse shots with a camera. i do it all the time.
     
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