CO2 Hunting Satellite To Be Released

December 18, 2008

US (ChattahBox) – NASA has released details on a new project that will launch a satellite into space that has the ability to chart carbon dioxide. It is hoped that with this new technology we will be able to solve some of the mysteries about how man-made CO2 is effecting climate change.

“This is Nasa’s first spacecraft specifically dedicated to mapping carbon dioxide,” David Crisp, the lead researcher on the project told reporters today. “The objective of the OCO mission is to make measurements that are so precise that they can be used to look for surface ‘sources’ and ‘sinks’ of CO2.”

While NASA already possesses technology that can detect CO2 emissions thousands of kilometers above the surface of the Earth, it is hoped that the OCO will be able to detect it closer to the ground, where it is effecting oceans and plant life.  No date has yet been set for the launch.


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