Pointing to the ability to observe cloud formations, power outages, ship lights, smoke and volcanic ash plumes, and other nighttime phenomenon in such extraordinary detail, Colorado State's Miller said: "VIIRS gives us a new and improved way of observing the nocturnal environment by virtue of significant advancements in technology compared to legacy space systems. We've only scratched the surface of what we believe we can do with this technology."
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Note to EditorsVIIRS has made history by providing exciting new detailed images of Earth during the day, called Blue Marble; and at night, called Black Marble. Media Contact John Barksdale +1.310.658.9547 SASPR@Raytheon.com SOURCE Raytheon Company