The newest Landsat satellite has transmitted its first images back home (Image: NASA)
A natural color image from the taken by the OLI sensor (Image: NASA)
The team's scientists can assign colors to the different wavelength to bring out important surface detail (Image: NASA)
The team can create composite images from the different wavelengths (Image: NASA)
A TIRS image from the LDCM (Image: NASA)
We haven't heard anything from NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft since its launch in February, but the satellite is now ready to start sending its first images back home. The first batch of photos are part of a three-month testing period, and show the meeting of the Great Plains with the Front Ranges of the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming and Colorado. Viewed from space, it's already a pretty spectacular scene, but the images from the LDCM managed to enhance it even further.
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