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Are you basking in the shade of a favorite tree? Landsat has helped us know how much of Earth is forest-covered and how that changes year-to-year.
We know how forests around the planet are changing thanks to Landsat. There are many new insights about global tree-cover that Landsat has given us. Landsat 9 is ready to keep that tradition going.
View the changing Amazon rainforest in Rondonia, Brazil.
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Did You Know?
Did you know that the Amazon is the largest tropical forest on Earth?
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These Trees
So many of our favorite summer spots are forest-covered. Around the world Landsat helps managers map forests to understand whether or not they are changing.
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Landsat 4
Landsat 4 launched in 1982. It was the
first civilian satellite to carry GPS
receivers and use them to calculate its
orbital position. It also started Landsat's
higher spatial resolution (30-meter)
data record.
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Try This!
Explore America with this board game and discover how Landsat sees our favorite places for summer vacation.
Exploring America game
Try your skills with these online Landsat puzzles.
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Get Crafty!
Create your own Landsat inspired craft and share with #LandsatCraft.
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Landsat wood type used for letterpress printing. Credit: Sara Blumberg/NASA
Postcard from Camp
Collect all nine postcards from Camp Landsat! Week 4: Forests Forever!
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Greening Up Globally: Forests and Farms
Find out how Earth is greening up from forests and farms and how NASA can see our greener Earth from space.
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