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"The SF approach: an awareness that things could have been different, that this is one of many possible worlds, that if you came to this world from some other planet, this would be a science fiction world."
- Neal Stephenson

Deep-Radar  
  Device to image within large objects, even within mountains.  

I wish I knew the mass and bulk o fthe machine," the puppeteer continued. "The Ringworld spacecraft are tremendous things. but we need not transport it. If necessary, a hologram taken by deep-radar, and holograms of the mechanism in action, should be enough to convince my subjects.
From Ringworld Engineers, by Larry Niven.
Published by Del Rey in 1980
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Deep-radar could also be used to find specific objects within mountains.

On the surface of Canyon there were mines, and there was a large, indifferently tended preserve for the surviving varieties of Canyon lichen. But most of the world was barren moonscape. A careful man could land a spacecraft undetected, and could hide it where only a deep-radar search would find it. A careful man had. For these past nineteen years Louis Wu's ship had been waiting, hidden in a cave in the northward-facing cliff of a mountain of low-grade metal ore: a hole hidden within permanent shadow on Canyon's airless surface.

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