New energy and ore finds possible through ERTS

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Abstract

Geologists have known for years that oil arid gas can often be found in traps controlled by fractures or faults in the earth's surface. They are learning now, however, that there are many regional fractures or ‘linears’ that have escaped detection in aerial photographs or in ground mapping.

Through its multispectral scanner, the Earth Resources Technology SateUite (ERTS) photographs the entire earth every 18 days, and the images produced are showing many faults and fractures that were previously unknown. These new creases in the world's crust may some day help, solve the current energy crisis.

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