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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.

Press Releases & Feature Stories

NASA Probe Will Study Earth’s Forests in 3-D

09.08.2014
A laser-based instrument being developed will provide a unique 3-D view of Earth’s forests, helping to fill in missing information about their role in the carbon cycle.

New NASA Probe Will Study Earth’s Forests in 3-D

09.08.2014
The GEDI lidar being developed for the International Space Station will provide a unique 3-D view of Earth’s forests, helping to fill in missing information about their role in the carbon cycle.

Laser-Mapping the Earth

06.09.2014
In this video, scientist Bryan Blair introduces a laser mapping sensor, LVIS (the Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor), for aircraft to collect data on surface topography and vegetation cover.
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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.
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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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