Flying Over Earth

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Flying Over Earth The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 is NASA's first spacecraft dedicated to studying carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is the main human-pro... From: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Views: 45 1 ratings Time

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The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 is NASA's first spacecraft dedicated to studying carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is the main human-produced driver of climate change. The Observatory will collect hundreds of thousands of measurements each day, providing a global description of the atmospheric carbon dioxide distribution with unprecedented coverage and resolution. OCO-2 will provide new insights into the sources emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and the processes at Earth's surface that absorb this gas.