Our planet is going through climate change and we can see this on a daily basis in the floods recorded in different regions and the drastic increases or decreases in temperature.
However, meteorological services and space agencies need to confirm some data that can only be observed from space. With these they intend to develop an optimal natural resource management plan for future generations.
To obtain this data, NASA and the US Geological Survey (USGS) have been running the Ladsat mission since 1972. It consists of a series of Earth-orbiting satellites, orbiting the planet, and recording the data for later analysis.
Lansat 8 was sent to orbit the planet in 2013 and there it continues to work on the set. And at the end of September this year, they launched Landsat 9 to complete 50 years of analysis. So, after more than a month above the stratosphere, NASA scientists shared the first images of different regions of the Earth’s surface and sky.
According to the review daily MailIn the photos are photos of Florida, Detroit and Arizona in the United States. But there are also specimens from the Himalayas, which includes five countries and an area called the Kimberley, in the western part of Australia.
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According to the first NASA report in which the images are published, cited by the aforementioned portal, the images provide “a preview of how the mission is helping people manage vital natural resources and understand the impacts of climate change.”
This satellite imagery was taken on October 31 and is not compared to the Lancet 8. However, it shows some differences and has already begun to confirm that under environmental conditions, there is bad news.
“The first images from Landsat 9 capture important observations about our changing planet. This program has proven power not only to improve life, but also to save them,” said Bill Nelson, Administrator of NASA.
They haven’t yet been able to make comparisons of what the Lansat 9 photos look like with reference to its previous, active version. However, as expected and studied earlier, you may already notice some changes in the landscape of the planet.
“NASA will continue to work with the USGS to enhance and improve access to Landsat data so that policymakers in the United States and around the world can better understand the devastation wrought by the climate crisis,” Nelson added.
“Landsat 9 data and images expand our ability to see how the Earth has changed over decades. In a changing climate, free and continuous access to Landsat data and other data from NASA’s Earth Observation fleet helps data users, including urban planners, farmers, and scientists, to Planning ahead.” Earth Sciences at NASA Headquarters in Washington, in a publication of the same Daily Mail.
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