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Google's Amazing Earth Engine Traces 30 Years of Change Anywhere on the Planet

Rodrigo Mejia

Google, working alongside NASA, the U.S. Geological Survey, and Time magazine, has patched together satellite images for every year since 1984 into a breathtaking website.

The images were taken from Landsat satellites, which have been taking "specialized digital photographs of Earth's continents and surrounding coastal regions" since 1972, according to NASA. To make the website, Google had to look through 2,068,467 images, or 909 terabytes of data.

Check it out and see what's changed.

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