We have liftoff: NASA launches its carbon monitoring satellite

by tech on July 2, 2014

After a short day delay, NASA launched a rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Wednesday morning, which contains a satellite and a spectrometer that will monitor carbon emissions from on high. The tool measures the colors of sunlight that bounce off of the earth — the intensity of the colors indicates how much carbon dioxide there as the light passes through the atmosphere. Check out this article for more on how cutting tech in the skies are seeking answers to the world’s changing climate.

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