Even More information about LANDSAT:

  • It takes pictures only in the day time. That makes sense since using a flash camera from 570 miles away just won't work!
  • Each full picture it takes equals 13,000 square miles. That is an area about 115 miles long by 115 miles wide. Incredible!
  • Landsat can also look at smaller areas of the earth. How's this for small? 210 square feet which is about 14 1/2 feet by 14 1/2 feet. You could mark this off yourself. Seven (7) very long kid steps is about 14 feet.
  • Landsat completes a full orbit around the earth every 103 minutes.

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