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Atlanta, United States

(Right image) Suburban Atlanta nighttime thermal and (Left image) urban Atlanta nighttime thermal taken during the night by an airborne ATLAS instrument on May 11 and 12, 1997. This imagery is surrounded by Landsat Thematic Mapper data taken on June 27, 1998.


Credit: NASA/Landsat


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Taken on July 26, 2012