Visualization
ES0601  Examine rocks from a satellite view and zoom in to a microscopic view.

Geologists examine rocks at many different scales to better understand our planet. Satellite images of the whole planet provide a view of continents and oceans. Images of mountains and folded rocks show how Earth's internal energy is expressed at the surface. Close-up photos and microscopic images of rocks can help provide a detailed history of the area where the rocks formed.

  !    Click the spacecraft, airplane, and image icons to view rocks at different scales.