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Full View of Asteroid Vesta

Full View of Asteroid Vesta: As the Dawn spacecraft travels to its next destination, this mosaic synthesizes some of the best views the spacecraft had of the giant asteroid Vesta.

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NASA Highlights Mars, Ozone Hole, and the Sun at American Geophysical Union

12.06.2013
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics next week at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Airborne Campaign to Map Ice Sheet Begins

10.31.2013
Operation IceBridge will carry out a first-ever campaign to gather data on changes in Greenland's ice following the summer melt season.

Planetary Scientist Profile: Emily Wilson

09.16.2013
NASA isn't only about spaceflight. Goddard scientist Emily Wilson talks about the development of low-cost, ground-based instruments to measure greenhouse gases on Earth (video).

Science Outreach Reaches In

07.23.2013
Some 60 scientists, researchers, interns and outreach personnel manned stations for the annual Science Jamboree at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on July 16.

NASA Beams Mona Lisa to LRO at the Moon

01.17.2013
As part of the first demonstration of laser communication with a satellite at the moon, scientists beamed an image of the Mona Lisa to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).
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Overview

The Laser Remote Sensing Laboratory develops laser remote sensing techniques and instruments for scientific measurements of the Earth and planets. Activities include developing and demonstrating new measurement techniques, conducting experiments, and developing ground-based, airborne, and spaceborne laser sensors (lidars). The Laboratory's work involves theoretical and experimental activities in applied physics, technology development, and instrument engineering. Laboratory personnel also plan and participate in scientific field campaigns, analyze laser-measurement and laser-sensor performance, acquire and interpret lidar data, and develop lasers, optics, and detector components.

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