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Landsat's greatest visual hits (pictures)

On the 40th anniversary of NASA's Landsat satellite imaging program, we see a few stunning views of Earth from above.

5 Images By July 25, 2012

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Landsat watches over the Earth, documenting 28 years of change

Collections of Landsat satellite imagery captured over 28 years, combined with Google Earth images, show the changing landscape of life on Earth.

By May 9, 2013

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NASA launches Landsat Earth observation satellite

The eighth spacecraft in a four-decade-long program to monitor the planet's surface is successfully boosted into orbit, kicking off an $855 million mission.

By February 11, 2013

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Google releases gorgeous Landsat imagery

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Landsat, Google releases time-lapse video and live surface imagery. Watching Vegas expand, as its own Lake Mead shrinks, makes for fascinating viewing.

By July 23, 2012

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Landsat at 40: Images from the longest-running eye in the sky

Landsat has been watching Earth from space for four decades. As the next-generation LDCM satellite prepares to launch, we look at what Landsat has shown us so far.

By July 23, 2012

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Check out this Earth yearbook, as seen from space

Landsat 8 has just completed its first year in operation -- and it's already recorded some fascinating changes on Earth's surface.

By June 6, 2014

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What would happen to you if the Earth stopped spinning?

If the Earth stopped rotating, humans would instantly become supersonic tumbleweeds on a path of destruction. But would we live to tell about it?

By June 16, 2014

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NOAA satellite spots three low-pressure 'dragons'

Even Mother Nature appears to get in on the "Game of Thrones" action by spreading three low-pressure systems across the US that look like dragons.

By April 1, 2014

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NASA spots Washington mudslide from space

Satellite shots from the Earth Observatory show the stunning scope of the mudslide that claimed lives and homes in the remote town of Oso, Wash.

By March 26, 2014

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Google's surprising list of most photographed cities and sights

Using data from Google's map-based photo-sharing site Panoramio, a developer created a heat map of the most photogenic places on Earth, or at least the ones that draw the most shutterbugs. Tour our curated gallery.

By January 23, 2014