Landsat

Landsat 9’s First Images are Here

The latest satellite in the Landsat family of Earth observation spacecraft has collected its “first light” images of our planet.…

11 months ago

Landsat 9 Joins a Fleet of Earth Observation Satellites

Earth has a new eye in orbit to monitor our changing planet.   Landsat 9 launched on September 27, 2021…

1 year ago

Here’s Lake Mead’s Record Low Water Levels Seen From Space

How bad is the drought in the western United States? A stunning depiction of the record dry spell comes in…

1 year ago

Jupiter or Earth? Which One’s Which, and Why Do They Look so Similar?

Jupiter: a massive, lifeless gas giant out there on the other side of the asteroid belt. It's a behemoth, containing…

4 years ago

Covert NRO Satellite Fades into Capes Cloudy Night Skies Shrouded in Liftoff Secrecy: Gallery – As ULA Atlas Wins Landsat Launch

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL — As one Atlas rocket carrying a covert spy satellite for the U.S. National…

5 years ago

You Can’t See the Great Wall of China From Space, But You Can See Their Giant Solar Farm

While the Great Wall of China is not readily visible from space (we debunked that popular myth here) there are…

6 years ago

Am I Being Watched From Space?

Look up, way up. It's entirely possible that you're looking right at a satellite, which is watching you right back.…

7 years ago

And the Coldest Place on Earth Is …

What is the coldest place on Earth? Scientists say it’s a place so cold that ordinary mercury or alcohol thermometers…

9 years ago

30 Years of City Growth Seen From Space

Since the launch of its first satellite in 1972, the eight NASA/USGS Landsat satellites have made the longest continuous observations…

9 years ago

Continuing the Landsat Mission: New Satellite Launches to Space

NASA launched a successor to the long-time Landsat satellite Earth-observing program today, sending the Landsat Data Continuity Mission satellite to…

10 years ago