Seeing the Parts for the Whole

Twenty years ago today [December 18, 2019], NASA began a new era in the study of Earth. The Terra satellite, flagship of the agency’s Earth Observing System (EOS), was launched into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base on December 18, 1999. It was built to last for six years and 30,000 orbits. It is still flying and taking data at the end of 2019.

Read more at NASA Earth Observatory . . .

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Terra fire detections over New South Wales, Australia. Image by NASA.
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Terra satellite with MOPITT instrument
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