Great Video Tribute to NASA’s 13-Year-Old Color-Sensing Satellite

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SeaWiFS orbiting sensor was a major player in understanding vegetation on earth in that it provided huge amounts of data about Earth’s bodies of water by detecting color changes, as well as simply tracking how “green” the earth is on both land and water. From 1997 through 2010, it showed how plantlife grew and declined seasonally and over years, and that information has become a valuable part of understanding how life — and even weather — functions on our planet. SeaWiFS was lost on December 11, 2010…Read the full story on TreeHugger