Space archeologist and PhD candidate Alyssa Loyless uses satellite images of our planet to map archaeological features on the landscape–things that were constructed by people thousands of years ago that are still visible from the sky today. This includes features like temple walls and massive canals. During her recent expedition to Cambodia, she used drones and other technology to create 3-D models of the temples and artifacts she first spotted in satellite images.
Through this Virtual Field Trip, Alyssa is joining (virtually) an elementary school in Illinois to share her work and inspire the next generation of field scientists and explorers.
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