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2 Guinness World Records Set With Help From Goddard Space Flight Center
2013-06-21 10:24:25

NASA Setting two world records in two consecutive months, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., helped share some of NASA's amazing accomplishments. The awards highlight the tremendous amount of work by many of the center’s engineers, scientists and communicators. At the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (now called Landsat 8) launch, the first of these two world records was announced. During the NASA social on Feb. 10, 2013, the Landsat team announced Landsat 5 had set...

New Landsat 8 Images Available Free Online
2013-06-12 13:00:28

Watch the video "Landsat Looking At El Paso, Texas" Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than 40 years after the launch of its first satellite, the Landsat program continues to deliver comprehensive and publicly available satellite imagery. Earlier this month, images from the program´s latest satellite Landsat 8 were made available via the Internet. “These are scientific data, as much as they´re beautiful images,” said Doug Morton, a physical...

Landsat 8 Launching On Monday
2013-02-10 05:02:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has given the Landsat mission a go for launch on Monday, during which the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft will ride aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket towards its orbit. So far, the liftoff is scheduled for 10:02 a.m. (PST) on Monday, assuming weather conditions prove to be favorable. This satellite is the eighth in a series that began in 1972, aimed at extending the more than 40 years of global...

2013-01-11 11:32:45

NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is scheduled to launch Feb. 11 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission, LDCM will add to the longest continuous data record of Earth's surface as viewed from space. LDCM is the eighth satellite in the Landsat series, which began in 1972. The mission will extend more than 40 years of global land observations that are critical in many areas, such as energy and water management, forest...

'Sweet Spot' For Crops Found By Landsat Satellites
2012-09-28 13:41:53

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. Farmer Gary Wagner walks into his field where the summer leaves on the sugar beet plants are a rich emerald hue -- not necessarily a good color when it comes to sugar beets, either for the environment or the farmer. That hue tells Wagner that he's leaving money in the field in unused nitrogen fertilizer, which if left...

Landsat Contest Offers View Of Local Landscape Change From Space
2012-05-25 03:16:22

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the United States' Landsat Earth-observing program, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are holding a contest that will offer winners customized satellite views of changing local landscapes. All U.S. citizens are eligible to enter the "My American Landscape: A Space Chronicle of Change" contest. Winners will be announced on July 23 at a Landsat Program anniversary news conference in Washington, which will be carried live on NASA Television. The...

Landsat Captures Texas 'Crop Circles'
2012-04-30 03:51:20

[ Watch the Video ] A water-rich polka dot pattern takes over the traditional rectangular patchwork of fields in this time series animation of 40 years of Landsat images. In the dry Texas panhandle near the town of Dalhart, this transformation is due to center-pivot irrigation, a farming method that improves water distribution to fields. It was invented by farmer Frank Zybach in 1949. Center-pivot irrigation works by pumping water from the center of the field through a long pipe that...

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2011-06-17 09:28:43

In a Landsat 5 satellite image captured June 11, 2011, flooding is still evident both east and west of the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Miss. Standing water is most apparent, however, in the floodplain between the Yazoo and Mississippi rivers north of Vicksburg. On May 19, 2011, the Mississippi River reached a historic crest at Vicksburg. According to the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather Service, the river reached 57.10 feet (17.40 meters) that...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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