• Released Thursday, April 17, 2014
  • Updated Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 12:35PM
  • ID: 11475

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Explore how the Landsat 8 satellite captures views of our planet, one strip at a time.

Find out how the satellite’s views of Earth line up in this video narrated by Landsat 8 project scientist Jim Irons.

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Burned land (center) can be seen in this image of Yosemite National Park taken by Landsat 8 in September 2013.

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Russia's Taz River appears partially covered in ice in this Landsat 8 image taken in June 2013.

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Landsat 8 captured this image of Mount Shasta in January 2014.

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It took about three dozen orbits for Landsat 8 to generate this composite view of the United States.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Yosemite image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory/Robert Simmon
Taz River image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory/Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon
Mount Shasta image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory/Robert Simmon
United States image courtesy of USGS/NASA/WELD/David Roy

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