The Great Salt Lake • Earth.com

Last update: October 15th, 2019 at 1:07 pm

Great Salt Lake, the largest salt lake in the western hemisphere, captured by ESA’s Proba-V satellite last June.

Launched on 7 May 2013, Proba-V is a miniaturised ESA satellite – less than a cubic metre – tasked with a full-scale mission: to map land cover and vegetation growth across the entire planet every two days.

Its main camera’s continent-spanning 2250 km swath width collects light in the blue, red, near-infrared and mid-infrared wavebands at 300 m resolution and down to 100 m resolution in its central field of view.

European Space Agency

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