Spotting oil from space

Issue 112 - 20 Apr 2007 - By John Hamilton | 2 minute read

As they hurtle round the earth 16 times a day at a height of 220 miles, the astronauts of the International Space Station are, among other tasks, photographing vast, previously unknown, and very large scale geological formations capable of assisting oil geologists in their understanding of continental sedimentary basins.

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