Paris: The European Space Agency (ESA) has released on Wednesday a new map showing vegetation of the entire world in high resolution. The images have been captured by ESA’s recently launched Proba-V satellite.
Measuring less than one cubic metre and weighing around 300 pounds, the Proba-V is the smallest satellite in ESA”s fleet. It is designed specifically to capture images of earth”s land cover and plant life. Its powerful equipment has a viewing range of 2225 km which enables it to revisit virtually all locations on earth on a daily basis. The Proba-V will take daily images for the next five years. It will help the scientists immensely to examine the most gradual environmental changes. The new map comes following some beautiful images of earth’s vegetation taken by Suomi NPP satellite recently.
Source: Business Insider