A team of scientists from NASA and the University of New Hampshire hope to discover Mayan ruins using remote sensing technology. They will be working with the Guatemalan Institute of Anthropology and History along with the Department of Pre-Hispanic Monuments.
Their goal is to use satellite images and data to look for chemical signatures of the Mayan civilization's ancient building materials. NASA’s Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar, an instrument flown aboard a high-altitude weather plane, can penetrate clouds and forest canopies to survey the earth below.
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