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NEWS CCW Staff Writer JUNEAU - A person may read all the information that exists about the rate that the polar ice caps are melting or how many Earths can fit inside of the sun, but statistics are just statistics until that data is translated visually. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has pioneered new technology that allows scientific data to be illustrated in 360 degrees, as if looking at the Earth from afar.

New Science on a Sphere orbs give Juneau residents, researchers global perspectives

The new Science on a Sphere exhibit hangs in the Alaska State Museum in Juneau. Only 37 of the spheres exist in the world, and two of them are in Juneau.
Photo By Libby Sterling
The new Science on a Sphere exhibit hangs in the Alaska State Museum in Juneau. Only 37 of the spheres exist in the world, and two of them are in Juneau.
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