The sensors aboard each of the Landsat satellites were designed to acquire data in different ranges of frequencies along the electromagnetic spectrum (View Bandpass Wavelengths for all Landsat Sensors). The Multispectral Scanner (MSS) carried on Landsat 1,2,3,4 and 5 collected data in four ranges (bands); the Thematic Mapper (TM) sensor on Landsat 4 and Landsat 5 included those found on earlier...
Landsat 9 Image of Washington D.C.
Landsat 9 image showing Washington D.C. on April 9, 2023. The image is shown using the Red, Green and Blue bands (Bands 4,3,2), combining these three bands produces a natural color view of the area. The image was then sharpened using the panchromatic band (Band 8) which has a higher resolution than the other bands (15 meters compared to 30 meters).
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