Thursday, August 3, 2006

The Search for Elvis

Posted By on Thu, Aug 3, 2006 at 4:00 AM

About a year ago, the Flyer published an article about the sighting of the thought-to-be-long-extinct Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. Researchers named the elusive bird "Elvis."

Now comes word that last month scientists from NASA and the University of Maryland launched a project to identify possible areas where the woodpecker might be living. Using a research aircraft, they flew over delta regions of the lower Mississippi River to track possible areas of habitat suitable for the woodpecker. The scientists used NASA’s Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor (LVIS) onboard the aircraft.

That's right. The acronym for the system they used was LVIS! That's spooky. Read all about it here.

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