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Satellite Imagery Including Ultraviolet Light Can Be Used to Detect Fossils

Elena Ghezzo (University of Oregon) posting in Futurity discloses the idea of using multiple light regions including UV to scan Earth’s surface for fossils. “Organizing field work is very expensive, and there are lots of safety and security risks,” says Elena Ghezzo, who led the work as a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of University of Oregon paleontologist Edward Davis. “So any additional information you can have from the field before you go is useful. My method seems be really good at ruling out regions that don’t have fossils.” The team analyzed multispectrum satellite imagery, which includes not just visible…
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