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Sep 27, 2012Vermilion Parish, LA

It’s marshland vs. ocean on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana.



Sep 27, 2012Landsat Users Agriculture

Vineyards and forest management companies both rely on Landsat data.



Sep 27, 2012Rebuilding Poplar Island

After decades of disappearing into the Chesapeake Bay, Poplar Island is being rebuilt.



Sep 27, 2012Vermilion Parish, LA

It’s marshland vs. ocean on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a011000/a011042/7-Loveland-1-Pecan_series_gal.png



Sep 27, 2012Landsat Users Agriculture

Vineyards and forest management companies both rely on Landsat data. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/gallery/Landsat/Grapes-Close-up_gal.png



Sep 27, 2012Rebuilding Poplar Island

After decades of disappearing into the Chesapeake Bay, Poplar Island is being rebuilt. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a011000/a011028/G2012-075_Poplar_Island_timelapse-short_gal.png



Landsat Satellites Find the 'Sweet Spot' for Crops
Sep 27, 2012Landsat Satellites Find the ‘Sweet Spot’ for Crops

Farmers are using maps created with free data from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey’s Landsat satellites that show locations that are good and not good for growing crops.



Cladophora on shore of N. Manitou Island
Sep 26, 2012Using Landsat to Map Cladophora in the Great Lakes

Cladophora, a nuisance, native green algae that grows attached to… Read More



Landsat stamps
Sep 24, 2012NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Invites Media to Attend First-Issue Ceremony of ‘Earthscapes’ Forever Stamps

Source: Rani Gran, NASA Goddard What: First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for the Earthscapes… Read More



First-Issue Ceremony for 'Earthscapes' Stamps
Sep 24, 2012First-Issue Ceremony for ‘Earthscapes’ Stamps

Two Landsat images appear on the upcoming “Earthscapes” stamps, which will be promoted at a free event Oct. 1 at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.



Atlas V 400 series launch vehicle diagram
Sep 19, 2012Upper Stage of LDCM Rocket Arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base

On Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 United Launch Alliance (ULA), the… Read More



Sep 19, 2012Technical Announcement: International Landsat Cooperators to Confer in Sioux Falls

Source: Tom Holm, USGS Global coordination advanced through long-standing annual meeting… Read More



Sep 19, 2012Logging in Southeastern US

Forest loss from timber harvesting and mountain top removal mining in the Southeast US, 2005-2010.



Sep 19, 2012Forest changes in Trinity County

Wildfires and logging have made their imprint on forests in Trinity County, California.



Sep 19, 2012Deforestation in Brazil, 1975-2012

Observe the spreading loss of Amazon forest in western Brazil, in the state of Rondonia.



Sep 19, 2012City Growth on Flickr

Cities around the world have grown under Landsat’s watch. Our Flickr page has then and now comparisons.



Sep 19, 2012Mountaintop Removal Mining on Eastern Seaboard of US

Flyover the Eastern US, highlighting areas of forest loss, 2005-2010.



Sep 19, 2012Evaporation and Transpiration

An illustration explaining the process of evapotranspiration.



Sep 19, 2012US Cities

U.S. cities as viewed by Landsat.



Sep 19, 2012Forest changes in Trinity County

Wildfires and logging have made their imprint on forests in Trinity County, California. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a011000/a011040/Trinity_fires_gal.png



Sep 19, 2012Mountaintop Removal Mining on Eastern Seaboard of US

Flyover the Eastern US, highlighting areas of forest loss, 2005-2010. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003900/a003953/MtMining_still.08900_gal.png



Sep 19, 2012Deforestation in Brazil, 1975-2012

Observe the spreading loss of Amazon forest in western Brazil, in the state of Rondonia. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003900/a003967/Rondonia-2005_gal.png



Sep 19, 2012Logging in Southeastern US

Forest loss from timber harvesting and mountain top removal mining in the Southeast US, 2005-2010. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003900/a003964/ouachita.03800_gal.png



Sep 19, 2012Evaporation and Transpiration

An illustration explaining the process of evapotranspiration. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010900/a010926/evapotranspiration_text_gal.png



Sep 19, 2012City Growth on Flickr

Cities around the world have grown under Landsat’s watch. Our Flickr page has then and now comparisons. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/gallery/Landsat/chandler_compare_1985-2011_thm.png



Sep 19, 2012US Cities

U.S. cities as viewed by Landsat. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a011000/a011050/Baltimore_321_crop_1920_1080_gal.png



Tom Stepinski showing LandEx
Sep 17, 2012University of Cincinnati Debuts New Tool for Looking at the National Land Cover Dataset

Source: Greg Hand, University of Cincinnati Sept. 17, 2012 • A new… Read More



Atlas V booster
Sep 10, 2012First Stage of LDCM Rocket Arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base

United Launch Alliance (ULA), the LDCM launch vehicle provider with… Read More



LDCM Completes EMI/EMC Testing
Sep 10, 2012LDCM Completes EMI/EMC Testing

As of Aug. 30, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM)… Read More



Sep 7, 2012Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica

The first ever, high-resolution, true color map of Antarctica.



Sep 7, 2012Phoenix 1972-2012

Agriculture shifts to neighborhoods over the course of four decades.



Sep 7, 2012Columbia Glacier, Alaska

The Columbia Glacier has retreated more than 12 miles since 1980.



Sep 7, 2012Bejing, 1978 and 2010

One of the oldest and one of the most crowded cities in the world.



Sep 7, 2012Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica

The first ever, high-resolution, true color map of Antarctica. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010400/a010416/LIMA_wVO_ipod_gal.png



Sep 7, 2012Columbia Glacier, Alaska

The Columbia Glacier has retreated more than 12 miles since 1980. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a011000/a011030/11030_columbia_1986-2011_timelapse_gal.png



Sep 7, 2012Bejing, 1978 and 2010

One of the oldest and one of the most crowded cities in the world. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003700/a003791/beijing_2010.1020_gal.png



Sep 7, 2012Phoenix 1972-2012

Agriculture shifts to neighborhoods over the course of four decades. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a011000/a011041/Phoenix_timelapse_gal.png



Sep 5, 2012Dead Sea Salt Farming

View changes in the Dead Sea over 40 years as salt farms multiply.



Sep 5, 2012LDCM Orbit Swaths

LDCM orbits 13 times each day, and covers the whole Earth in 16 days.



Sep 5, 2012Landsat 40th Live Shot

LDCM Project Scientist Jim Irons is interviewed on live TV.



Sep 5, 2012Irrigation in Saudi Arabia

Even in the desert there is water, if you drill deep enough.



Sep 5, 2012Crop Irrigation in Saudi Arabia

Even in the desert there is water for crops, if you drill deep enough.



Sep 5, 2012Best of “Earth As Art”

The Top 5 images from the USGS “Earth As Art” collection.



Sep 5, 2012From The Archives

A look back at the early years of Landsat.



Sep 5, 2012Crop Irrigation in Saudi Arabia

Even in the desert there is water for crops, if you drill deep enough. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/gallery/Landsat/Wadi As Sirhan compare_gal.png



Sep 5, 2012LDCM Orbit Swaths

LDCM orbits 13 times each day, and covers the whole Earth in 16 days. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003900/a003939/earth_compWday.0624_gal.png



Sep 5, 2012Landsat 40th Live Shot

LDCM Project Scientist Jim Irons is interviewed on live TV. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a011000/a011049/Jim_Irons_Interview_youtube_hq_gal.png



Sep 5, 2012Dead Sea Salt Farming

View changes in the Dead Sea over 40 years as salt farms multiply. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/gallery/Landsat/Dead Sea 3-panel_gal.png



Sep 5, 2012From The Archives

A look back at the early years of Landsat. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a011000/a011051/Landsat_ERTS_1973_Still_gal.png



Sep 5, 2012Best of "Earth As Art"

The Top 5 images from the USGS “Earth As Art” collection. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a011000/a011052/Earth_as_Art_Top_5_youtube_hq_gal.png