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Remote sensing uses sophisticated technology to gain information on distant or hidden areas. Two categories of images include: a) those showing new discoveries at archaeological sites seen from space, and b) those revealing geology or other features of sites otherwise inaccessible.
Links to NASA/JPL. Their projects, from Space Shuttle flights to long-term interplanetary missions, are the primary source of satellite photography for views of both earth and the geology of other planets.
Angkor, general view from SIR-C radar image
Angkor Wat, newly-found Kapilapura Mound
Smang Teng, an outlying temple group near Angkor
The Great Wall of China, new sections found with SIR-C radar images
Geology of Remote or Hidden Places on Earth:
Himalayas, source of the Brahmaputra River
Chicxulub Crater, gravity maps
Chicxulub Crater, map of impact zone
Rivers Seen From Space (based on a variety of NASA/JPL Landsat and radar images of terrestial rivers)
Geology of Remote Places in the Solar System:
Mars Odyssey Probe finds water from melting snow
Then and Now: on the Surface of Mars
The South Pole of Mars and evidence of water ice
The Mars Polar Lander
Mare Orientale Crater and Cordillera Mountains
Global view of Venus
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