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Celebrating 40 Years Years of LANDSAT!


July 19, 2012

Celebrating 40 Years of Landsat!

  By John R. Hughes, editorial director, Earth Imaging Journal (, Greeley, Colo. Within days of the launch of the first Landsat satellite 40 years ago, scientists were astounded when they were able to view a dramatic 81,000-acre fire in an isolated region ofAlaska. For the first time, the Landsat scene allowed scientists and forestry