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Great Salt Lake, Utah

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On March 29-30, 2013, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (later named Landsat 8) was in position under the Landsat 7 satellite. This provided opportunities for near-coincident data collection from both satellites. 

These images (Path 38 Row 31), were both acquired on March 29, 2013 by Landsat 7 (left) and Landsat 8 (right).

The images show the Great Salt Lake and surrounding waters in Utah. These water bodies provide for vivid imagery. The dark color of the deep salt water of the Great Salt Lake gives way to shallower, stored water confinements, to green mineral-rich sediment along the coastline.

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