Remote sensing via space images obtained from satellites and other space craft such as the International Space
Station and the Space Shuttle provides scientists with an invaluable tool to track large-scale environmental
changes. Space imaging technology shows the effects of humans on the rainforest. Such activities include road
building, agriculture and urban development.
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An 'artificial satellite' at the correct distance from the earth would ... be within optical range of nearly half the earth's surface...
[and] could give television and microwave coverage to the entire planet."
Arthur C. Clarke, Wireless World 1945