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New Landsat Satellite Data Just A Few Clicks Away
2013-09-05 14:16:25

ESA Thousands of never-before-seen data products from the US Landsat satellites acquired over 30 years have been released for online access. In addition, the newest data over Europe from the latest satellite in the series, Landsat-8, are now accessible in near-real time through a new portal hosted by ESA. About 150 000 new products from the Landsat-5 satellite are available for direct download, free of charge. The products from the satellite’s Thematic Mapper instrument were acquired...

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...

Guinness World Record For Aging Landsat 5
2013-02-12 07:14:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The new Guinness World's Record title for "longest-operating Earth observation satellite" has been set by NASA's Landsat 5, according to an email from Guinness World Records to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Landsat 5 has delivered high quality, global data of Earth's land surface for 28 years and 10 months, outliving its three-year design life. The satellite was launched from Vandenberg Air Force base in Lompoc, California on...

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...

ESA Opens Landsat Archives
2011-11-24 04:23:39

Over 30 years of archived data from the US Landsat Earth-observing satellites are now available, free of charge. The majority of these products are unique to ESA´s archive and have never before been accessible anywhere else by the scientific user community. In its archives, ESA holds around two million products that cover Europe and North Africa. The total amount of data available is worth about 450 terabytes — that´s equivalent to about 900 000 hours of audio recorded at...

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2009-03-02 11:40:00

132,969 ... 132,970 ... 132,971. Like a trusty watch counting up the minutes, the Landsat 5 satellite keeps on ticking, orbit after orbit around Earth. Well beyond its design lifetime of 15,000 orbits, the satellite's trajectory could go askew or its instruments could malfunction at any moment. But not today. Still observing the Earth after 25 years -- 22 beyond its three-year primary mission lifetime -- Landsat 5 collects valuable scientific data daily. Some attribute the satellite's...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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