A NASA animation shows how ocean currents silently snake and swirl around the planet over the course of two and a half years, and in doing so reveals how science makes art and vice versa. To see these currents in motion, watch the video below.
Fluid white lines represent currents, while the blue background is shaded to represent depth; the darker the background, the deeper the water.
The dreamy image illustrates current flow between June 2005 and December 2007, and is based upon a numerical model scientists use to simulate the movement of the ocean's surface…
Watch the Perpetual Ocean video:
Source: Live Science
[Source: Live Science. Edited. Top image added.]