Data Discovery for Learners of All Ages
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NASA Image2009≠: A Professional Research ToolStudents use an advanced technology toolóNASA Image2009óto complete two Powers of Inquiry lessons. NASA Image2009 is an image processing and analysis program designed by NASA specifically for use in education, as well as eventual use by Principal Investigators to perform rapid analysis during missions. NASA Image2009 puts substantial computing power in the hands of students, allowing them to develop their own research questions, conduct investigations, and come to their own conclusions about the data contained within digital images.
NASA Image2009 is a public domain image processing and analysis software system developed to meet the needs of educators by NASA Goddard Space Flight Centerís Advanced Architectures and Automation Branch (Code 588) and NASAís Scientific and Educational Endeavors (SEE). It is based on Sunís Java Advanced Imaging and is designed to bring high-end scientific image processing capabilities to the standard desktop computer.
NASA Image2009 can acquire, display, edit, enhance, analyze, animate, and print digital images, including geocoded satellite imagery. The program can be used to measure distance, area, brightness, location, and angles on digital images, and measurement results can be printed or exported to other software packages for further analysis. Users can enhance images through false coloring, contrast enhancement, and digital filtering using both built-in and user-defined digital filters. NASA Image2009 provides tools for editing grayscale and color images, and allows users to draw lines, shapes, and text on images. The program can flip, rotate, invert, and scale selections, and it supports multiple windows and ten levels of magnification. All measurement, editing, and filtering functions operate at any level of magnification, and can be undone.