Check out 40 years of progress , both good and not so good , on earth as viewed from space by NASA’s satellites .

” NASA’s Landsat program on Monday celebrated its satellites providing the longest ever continuous view of Earth. For 40 years, the satellites have been recording from space a view of what’s going on with Earth,
capturing natural land changes as well as a slew of human activity including population changes and farming.

   According to NASA, the program provides “direct societal benefits” as it pertains to “human and environmental health, energy
and water management, urban planning, disaster recovery and agriculture.” Wired describes the program’s images as the “most
historically significant images of Earth from space.” “