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EarthNow! image viewer goes live

USA, 15 November 2006 – The EarthNow! image viewer (https://earthnow.usgs.gov ) went live on November 2, at the USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS).

EarthNow! displays data received from the Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites as they pass over the United States. When a Landsat satellite passes within range of the ground station at the USGS EROS center, image data are downlinked and displayed in near-real time. When Landsat 5 and 7 are not in range, the most recent pass is displayed.

EarthNow! was created as an outreach tool by the Landsat project at the EROS center, and a version was installed on November 11, at the Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.