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Home The Phoenix Mars Lander used a lidar device built by Teledyne Optech to scan the Martian atmosphere in 2008. The resulting data showed ice crystals precipitating that could only have been water-based — in other words, snow. (NASA) The Phoenix Mars Lander used a lidar device built by Teledyne Optech to scan the Martian atmosphere in 2008. The resulting data showed ice crystals precipitating that could only have been water-based — in other words, snow. (NASA)

The Phoenix Mars Lander used a lidar device built by Teledyne Optech to scan the Martian atmosphere in 2008. The resulting data showed ice crystals precipitating that could only have been water-based — in other words, snow. (NASA)

The Phoenix Mars Lander used a lidar device built by Teledyne Optech to scan the Martian atmosphere in 2008. The resulting data showed ice crystals precipitating that could only have been water-based — in other words, snow. (NASA)

The Phoenix Mars Lander used a lidar device built by Teledyne Optech to scan the Martian atmosphere in 2008. The resulting data showed ice crystals precipitating that could only have been water-based — in other words, snow. (NASA)

An archaeological team led by University of Oklahoma’s Lee Bement excavates a 10,500-year-old bison kill site near the Beaver River. Using lidar scanning, the team was able to narrow down sites to search further for prehistoric artifacts. (Lee Bement)
This is an aerial photograph of a forest in Connecticut. (Katharine Johnson)