The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal
  • Credit:

    NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team
The Panama Canal stretches like a ribbon of dark blue from the Pacific Ocean through Lake GatĂșn and out to the Atlantic. At noon on Dec. 31, 1999, the U.S. handed control of the canal over to Panama.

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  • Data Date:

    February 5, 1999
  • Visualization Date:

    May 21, 2012
  • Sensor(s):

    Landsat 5 - TM
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration