remote sensing


: the use of satellites to collect information about and take photographs of the Earth

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Recent Examples on the Web The pits were detected in 2015 by a high-tech remote sensing survey of 3,000 acres of the Stonehenge landscape that revealed dozens of unexpected monuments. National Geographic, 19 July 2022 As much as advances in remote sensing technology have made mapping environmental changes more possible, data collected on the ground is integral to creating a fuller picture. Joseph Hincks, Time, 15 Mar. 2021 SpaceX plans two Falcon 9 launches Sunday, one from the Kennedy Space Center carrying another batch of Starlink internet relay stations and one from the nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying an Argentine remote sensing satellite known as SAOCOM 1B. William Harwood, CBS News, 29 Aug. 2020 The Tianlong-2 rocket lifted off from a transport erector launcher at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, sending a small remote sensing experiment satellite into orbit, Space News reports. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 7 Apr. 2023 What is remote sensing? Quartz Staff, Quartz, 14 Mar. 2023

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“Remote sensing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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