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  1. [remote sensing] Collecting and interpreting information about the surface and environment of the earth or other celestial bodies from a distance. Remote sensing gathers data by sensing radiation that is naturally emitted or reflected by the object's surface or from the atmosphere, or by sensing signals transmitted from a device and reflected back to it. Examples of remote-sensing methods include aerial photography, radar, and satellite imagery.

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