The long awaited Landsat 8 satellite was successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, USA on Monday 11 February 2013 using the Atlas-V 401 rocket launch vehicle. Landsat 8 or the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) as it

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Image Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech[/caption] Dr Jakob van Zyl the associate director of Project Formulation and Strategy at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California gave a public presentation on 16 July 2012. His presentation titled "Are We Alone?