Google Maps Offers Sharper Images with ‘700 Trillion’ Pixels


We are all familiar with the Google mosaic of stitched together images of earth.  We see cloudless images which were, for the most part, clear.

Those images have gotten even clearer.

In a June 2016 blog post, you can find the post here. Google announced that they were using pictures taken by NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite, and as a result, things below on Google Earth look much more defined.

These new images are compiled from more than 700 trillion individual pixels, which is actually 70 times more pixels than the estimated number of galaxies in the universe.

“Landsat 8 captures images with greater detail, truer colors, and at greater frequencies,” Google claims.

Since its launch in 2013, Landsat 8 has daily captured twice as many images as the former Landsat 7.

By |2018-11-14T13:43:50-04:00November 14th, 2018|Technology|0 Comments

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