Landsat Played Role in Confirming 1986 Chernobyl Disaster

Satellite image comparison of Chernobyl then and now

Detailed Description

When the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded 30 years ago, on April 26, 1986, Landsat 5 was the first civilian satellite to confirm the disaster near Pripyat, Ukraine, in the agricultural heartland of the Soviet Union.  


Image Dimensions: 1200 x 411

Date Taken:

Lat / Long: 51.342800000000 / 30.119800000000

Location Taken: UA