New Video shows NASA’s Earth-Observing Satellites

March 11, 2015 9:50 AM

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New Video shows NASA’s Earth-Observing Satellites

NASA has shared a fascinating animation showing how earth-observing satellites are perfectly plotted in the atmosphere. The animation shows the flight paths of 18 spacecraft in low-earth orbit, around 400 miles up.

The satellites shown in the animation have the task to monitor earth's land and atmosphere. They do so by taking pictures and gathering data on subjects like precipitation levels, chemical distributions and temperature.

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