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Amazon LIDAR image…

February 8, 2012

This image of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest canopy was created by bouncing a laser beam off the canopy at 400,000 times per second with a Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) machine. The result is an extremely detailed three-dimensional map. Here’s a link to the original Guardian article: Amazon Rainforest Mapped in Unprecedented Detail.

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