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Located near the equator in central Africa, the Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo volcanoes are often obscured from satellite view by clouds.

A recently published report gives a comprehensive look at the glaciers of Nepal over the last three decades, at ten year increments (1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010).

The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this view of a phytoplankton bloom near Alaska's Pribilof Islands on Sept. 22, 2014.

In this image you can see that many southern-facing Himalayan glaciers--including Khumbu Glacier on Mount Everest--have debris on their lower slopes.

On July 23rd, 1972, the first Landsat spacecraft launched into orbit. At the time, it was called "Earth Resources Technology Satellite," or ERTS, and was the first satellite to use a scanning spectrophotometer.

Landsat data, which can identify areas of urbanization, are used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a key indicator of sites where the agency should further investigate the potential for flooding.

Peeling Back Landsat's Layers of Data

Landsat satellites circle the globe every 99 minutes, collecting data about the land surfaces passing underneath. After 16 days, the Landsat satellite has passed over every spot on the globe, and recorded data in 11 different wavelength regions.

Landsat 8's First Year

On Feb. 11, 2013, the Landsat 8 satellite rocketed into a sunny California morning onboard a powerful Atlas V and began its life in orbit.

Mergui Archipelago As Seen From Space

In the southernmost reaches of Burma (Myanmar), along the border with Thailand, lies the Mergui Archipelago.

What is the coldest place on Earth? It is a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures in several hollows can dip below minus 133.6 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 92 degrees Celsius) on a clear winter night.

A video of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission spacecraft separation as it prepares to go into orbit.

At 1:02 p.m. EST an Atlas V launched NASA's latest Landsat satellite, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM). This was the first launch of Landsat satellite since 1999.

Followers of Twitter and other social media hear from engineers and scientists about the launch and mission of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission at Vandenberg AFB in California.

At a press briefing NASA and U.S. Geological Survey scientists discuss the data they'll look to get from the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), the satellite due to launch from Vandenberg AFB in California on Monday, Feb. 11.

Landsat Data Continuity Mission Update

On January 10th NASA held a news briefing to discuss the upcoming launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) scheduled for February 11. This mission is a collaboration between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Mission Accomplished for Landsat 5

Today the U.S. Geological Survey announced that Landsat 5 will be decommissioned over the coming months, bringing to a close the longest-operating Earth observing satellite mission in history.

The Curiosity rover continues to make its way to Mars and its scheduled landing in Gale Crater on Monday, Aug. 6. Also Mars Yard; New record set; New heat shield test and new mission previewed; Landsat 40 and remembering Sally Ride and more.

Landsat Celebrates 40th Anniversary

The Newseum in Washington, DC hosted a look back and ahead at the contributions of the Landsat program to our understanding of the Earth on the 40th anniversary of the Landsat on July 23.

Landsat Turns 40

NASA and the Interior Department Monday marked the 40th anniversary of the Landsat program, the world's longest-running Earth-observing satellite program. The first Landsat satellite was launched July 23, 1972, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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