- the science of gathering data on an object or area from a considerable distance, as with radar or infrared photography, to observe the earth or a heavenly body.
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Remote-sensing instruments in Earth-orbit satellites measure radar, visible light, and infrared radiation.Deserts
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- the use of an instrument, such as a radar device or camera, to scan the earth or another planet from space in order to collect data about some aspect of it
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