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New Horizons image of Pluto and Charon
July 14, 2015
After more than 9 years and 3 billion miles NASA’s New Horizon mission is now doing a flyby of Pluto and Charon.  The satellite has passed within 8,000 km of the former...
Rendering of the Sentinel-2 satellite
June 24, 2015
The European Space Agency (ESA) successfully launched the Sentinel-2A satellite yesterday.  The satellite payload features 13 spectral bands in the visible, NIR, and SWIR...
June 10, 2015
The workshop “Training in Geospatial Analysis of Disease Vectors” was recently held in Muguga, Kenya to introduce attendees on the use of geographic information systems,...
Averaged CO2 concentrations for November 21 to December 29, 2014
May 12, 2015
CO2 data from the OCO-2 satellite are now available to the public from the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC).  These level 2 data...
Image of NLCD 2011 Alaska data
February 25, 2015
The USGS has just released the 2011 National Land Cover Database (NLCD 2011) for the State of Alaska.  This product has a 30 meter spatial resolution with 20 land cover...
Artist rendering of the NASA SMAP satellite
February 3, 2015
Note:  SMAP was successfully launched on 31 January and Ground Control can communicate with the satellite.  We look forward to exploring this new great data in 6 months or so...
Students in the YCEO Lab
December 15, 2014
The introductory remote sensing class Observing Earth From Space will be co-taught this spring by professors Ron Smith and Xuhui Lee.  Students learn how to manipulate...