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NASA and USGS share the first images of Earth from the Landsat 9 . satellite

NASA and USGS share the first images of Earth from the Landsat 9 . satellite

NASA has partnered with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to develop and launch the Landsat 9 satellite. A powerful imager of our planet launched on September 27. Now we have the opportunity to see the first pictures of Earth by satellite.

NASA released images of Earth taken by Landsat 9 Taken on October 31. In the photos, we have a chance to see the Kimberley region in Australia, the city of Kathmandu in Nepal, the Navajo Preserve in the western part of the United States, and the Florida beach in Pensacola. Pictures can be seen in the attached gallery.

Landsat 9 will work with the satellite Landsat 8 It was launched in 2013. The new ship is able to distinguish up to More than 16 thousand shades of specific light color. The satellite contains two tools for imaging the Earth. One detects thermal radiation and the other captures visible, near-infrared, and short-wave light at nine different wavelengths. NASA says it will take about 100 days to check all the systems.

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