From 438 miles above earth (705 km), Landsat satellites record the spectral story of Earth’s land surfaces and near-shore coastal waters. These data—used by scientists for a huge array of applications—also provide stunning images of the planet we call home.

Explore more than 50 years of the Landsat Program through animated fly-overs and line art in this graphics library. 

Discover captivating videos and podcasts exploring Landsat satellites and their essential role in Earth observation. From stunning visuals to expert discussions, this collection deepens your understanding of Landsat’s vital role in monitoring our dynamic planet for over 50 years.

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