NASA Satellite To Track Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Humans Is Ready For Liftoff

June 30, 2014 3:18 PM

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Curbing carbon dioxide emissions from smokestacks and tailpipes has proven to be a colossal challenge for humans. But tracking the gas and predicting its impact is about to get easier thanks to a NASA satellite that will study emission levels from space.

The U.S. space agency is preparing to launch the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, or OCO-2, before dawn on Tuesday from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California, NASA announced over the weekend. The $468 million mission will help scientists to more accurately identify concentrations of carb...

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