Mendocino Complex Fire Scorches Northern California
Landsat 8 captured satellite views of California’s largest wildfire on record in the summer of 2018.
8 Million Landsat Scenes
The Landsat archive has added its 8 millionth scene.
The Progress of Landsat Sensor Technology
Landsat sensor technology has come a long way since the days of the Return Beam Vidicon cameras on the first three Landsat satellites.
Deadly Mudslides in Japan
Torrential rainfall swamped western Japan in July of 2018. The rain caused mudslides that flooded cities, damaged buildings and rattled the nation's infrastructure. More than 170 people died.
Solai Dam Tragedy in Kenya
Heavy spring rains and widespread flooding has killed more than 150 people and displaced thousands in Kenya this year.
A History of Lava Flows at Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano
New fissures opened up on Hawaii's Big Island in early May 2018, spouting lava that destroyed homes in the Leilani Estates neighborhood.
Rattlesnake Fire, Arizona
The 2018 fire season is already active in the western United States. One of the larger wildfires so far is the Rattlesnake Fire.
Hurricane Sandy's Lasting Effects on Fire Island, NY
As Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012, the storm’s waves and wind cut a breach in a narrow part of Fire Island, a barrier island south of Long Island, New York.
Urban Growth in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Decades of consistent data from Landsat help scientists monitor the growth of urban areas in a world where more than half of the population lives in cities.
Landsat's View of the Boston Marathon
The 122nd Boston Marathon, the oldest annual marathon in the world, takes place on April 16, 2018. This Landsat 8 image shows the April landscape of eastern Massachusetts, before vegetation has greened up.