PIA02988: Early Landsat View of Los Angeles and Vicinity
 Target Name:  Earth
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Landsat 
 Spacecraft:  Landsat
 Product Size:  3739 x 3795 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  324-1783
 Primary Data Set:  LANDSAT_PAGE
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02988.tif (46.51 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02988.jpg (3.886 MB)

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Landsat 1 (originally named the Earth Resources Technology Satellite, or ERTS) was the first of what was to become a series of satellites designed to map and monitor the Earth's land surfaces. This view of Los Angeles and vicinity is a scene acquired by a single pass of Landsat 1 on 25 June 1974. The image is derived from visible and reflected infrared light and is displayed with the visible green, the visible red, and an infrared channel coded as blue, green, and red, respectively. Healthy vegetation is highly reflective in the infrared and therefore appears red in this standard display. Chaparral and forested areas form bold red patterns in the Sierra, Santa Monica, San Gabriel, and other mountain ranges. Agricultural fields form a textured red pattern in the San Joaquin Valley in the upper left. Downtown Los Angeles appears as a light blue patch in the lower right.

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