• Released Thursday, March 27, 2014
  • Updated Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 12:35PM
  • ID: 11469

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Learn about how satellites reveal features of our planet that aren't visible to human eyes.

Explore how the NASA-USGS Landsat 8 satellite uses different combinations of light to provide information about Florida's land in this video.

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Infrared light reveals details of the evolving lava flows on Russia’s Tolbachik Volcano.

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Comparing the differences between three infrared wavelengths highlights the mineral geology surrounding China’s Piqiang Fault.

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Near infrared, red, and green light were used to create this false-color image of Algeria. Plant-covered land (red) dominates the scene.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Earth Observatory
Cover image courtesy of NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
Volcano image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory/Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon
China image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory/Robert Simmon
Algeria image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory/Robert Simmon

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