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A New Geologic Map of Mars

Beginning in the late 1960s with the Mariner 4, 6, and 7 fly-bys, spacecraft began imaging Mars from closer perspectives.

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.

First Global Geologic Map of Ganymede

More than 400 years after its discovery by Galileo, the largest moon in the solar system has finally claimed a spot on the map.

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.

A team of researchers including Carnegie's Mansi Kasliwal and John Mulchaey used a novel astronomical survey software system -- the intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF) -- to link a new stripped-envelope supernova, named iPTF13bvn, to the star from which it exploded.

Clouds blur our view of the snow below in parts of this image acquired over the southern tip of Greenland by the Landsat-8 satellite on 30 May. Long fjords reach far inland and, zooming in on the tips of some of their 'fingers', we can see ice streams that drain the Greenland ice sheet.

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.

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.

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.

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