Sunday, November 6, 2016

Latest Mission

Wow, the near infrared (NIR) images taken on mission NearSys 16K are pretty amazing. Take a peek at the report for the mission at this link,

The NIR images are sharp and crisp. NIR penetrates atmospheric haze better than visible and that makes the images at sunrise really sharp. Green farm fields show up in bright white because chlorophyll is very reflective in NIR. Lake Lowell is black because water, unlike chlorophyll is not reflective in NIR. Also take notice how black the sky appears.

Here's a sample taken at 92,051 feet.