Landsat shows us Earth from space. We’re celebrating 50 years of the Landsat satellite, the first of which launched on July 23, 1972.
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Google spending $1 Billion on satellites, to cover with internet access remote areas of the planet. Image © NASA/GSFC/Landsat, Flickr
NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite encapsulated in its payload fairing, in the Astrotech processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
This image by the Landsat 8 satellite, shows the amazing view over Western Australia.
About 7,000 years ago, a vast lake spread hundreds of square kilometers across north-central Africa, the biggest lake on Earth today.
In these satellite images an eddy on Earth looks a lot like an eddy on Jupiter.
Fire destroys and decimates. It takes out almost everything in its path. Satellite images from Camp fire as it burned through Paradise, in California.
Phytoplankton and blue-green algae blooms in the Baltic Sea, are particularly intense this summer.
Warm air and sunlight of springtime beget warmer ocean waters and provoke blooms of the “grass of the sea,” phytoplankton.
A panoramic view from Landsat 8 of the Winter Olympics new home in South Korea, in the northeastern cities of Pyeongchang and Gangneung.