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Satellite Images Display Extreme Mississippi River Flooding from Space

Recent Landsat satellite data captured by the USGS and NASA on May 10 shows the major flooding of the Mississippi River around Memphis, Tenn. and along the state borders of Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas as seen from 438 miles above the Earth.

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Mon, 16/05/2011 - 17:57

Quake in Myanmar prompts China to map active faults

Two 7.0 magnitude earthquakes stuck Myanmar on March 24. Earthquakes struck a relatively rural section of the country that borders on Thailand, Laos, and China. But these back to back disasters, earlier in Japan and now in Myanmar, prompted Chinese government will launch a campaign to map the country's active fault lines.

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Mon, 28/03/2011 - 12:48

Secretary Salazar Charts Future For Landsat Satellite Program

The Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced plans to make the Department of the Interior the permanent manager of the Landsat series of Earth observation satellites.

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Fri, 25/03/2011 - 10:29

TerraLook Version 2.0 (beta) software released

Press Release. 24 January 2011

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Thu, 27/01/2011 - 10:42

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