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Orbiting NASA Instrument to Examine Boston’s Carbon Emissions, Plant Life

Orbiting NASA Instrument to Examine Boston’s Carbon Emissions, Plant Life

NASA has launched its latest mission, OCO-3, which will observe greenhouse gas emissions and plant activity in Boston and other locations around the world. Boston University researchers will help validate OCO-3’s data using a custom-built ground sensor. Photo credit: Google Earth The International Space Station has picked up a new hitchhiker—the Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3. On May 4, NASA launched its latest mission, catapulting an instrument capable of monitoring global carbon dioxide emissions toward the space station, where it has latched on to catch a ride around Earth for the next three years. In addition to carbon dioxide, the […]

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