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A Desert City Blooms

The desert city of Las Vegas has gone through a massive growth spurt. The outward expansion of the city is shown here with a series of false-color images. The dark purple grid of city streets and the green of irrigated vegetation grow into the surrounding desert in every direction. These images were created using reflected light from the shortwave infrared, near-infrared, and green portions of the electromagnetic spectrum (Landsat 5 TM bands 7,4,2).


NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team

Published May 17, 2012
Data acquired July 2, 1984 - January 12, 2009

Source:
Landsat 5 > TM