Landsat 8


Spatial Analysis

Click and drag the slider bar to compare these LDCM images, which zoom into the area around Fort Collins, Colo. On the left, the image is shown in natural color, created using data from OLI spectral bands 2 (blue), 3 (green), and 4 (red). The image on the right was created using data from OLI bands 3 (green), 5 (near infrared), and 7 (short wave infrared 2) displayed as blue, green and red, respectively. In the left-hand natural color image, the city's elongated Horsetooth Reservoir, a source of drinking water, lies west of the city. A dark wildfire burn scar from the Galena Fire is visible just to the left of the reservoir. The scar shows up bright, rusty red in the false color image.

Landsat 8

One of NASA’s latest missions involves the Landsat 8, an orbiting satellite whose purpose it is to map the earth and track changes as seen from space. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been launching Landsat satellites into space since the early 1970s. The first Landsat satellite was launched […]