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NASA's GOLD instrument captures its first image of the Earth

17 September 2018

NASA's Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, instrument powered on and opened its cover to scan the Earth for the first time, resulting in a "first light" image of the Western Hemisphere in the ultraviolet. GOLD will provide unprecedented global-scale imaging of the temperature and composition at the dynamic boundary between Earth's atmosphere and space.

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Dirty ice in Foxe Basin

This wide view image of Foxe Basin, Canadian Arctic, was acquired on 3 September, 2018, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite.

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