GOES-18 is a satellite owned by the US NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency) that was launched into space on March 1 from the Rocket Launch Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Now we have the opportunity to see the first pictures of Earth taken by the ship.
NOAA shared photos taken by GOES-18 on May 11. The pictures are there Highly detailed view of Earth’s western hemisphere It was taken with a tool called Advanced Basic Photography (My Father). It “sees” our planet through 16 different channels, and therefore is able to measure energy at different wavelengths.
ABI is a powerful tool that allows the GOES-18 satellite to obtain it Detailed information about Earth’s atmosphere, land and ocean. I must admit that the above view of our planet is really amazing. NOAA will likely be making more of these images soon.
NOAA recently shared another really amazing photo. captured Solar eclipse from space. The photo was taken on a ship called DISCOVR, which is 1.5 million kilometers from Earth.
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