Glossy ice formations, snaking rivers, and massive lava flows: If you’ve seen any gorgeous satellite images of the Earth, you might have NASA’s Landsat 8 to thank.
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The satellite has been in orbit around Earth since 2013, capturing images of our ever-changing planet.
NASA is launching Landsat 9 — the satellite’s successor —on September 16, 2021.
Besides capturing the incredibly diverse topography of our planet, Landsat also helps researchers gauge how the world is changing.
Landsat’s vantage point from space produces some remarkable views of the blue marble we call home.
Here are 10 of the most stunning images of Earth taken by Landsat 8:
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