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NASA’s OCO-3 Measures How Plants Grow – and Glow

April 10, 2019

When plants take in too much energy, they don’t get fat – they lighten up. They absorb more…
More Than a Carbon Copy: OCO-3 on the Space Station

April 3, 2019

NASA is ready to launch a new space instrument that will use the vantage point of the International…
New, Space-Based View of Human-Made Carbon Dioxide

November 2, 2016

Scientists have produced the first global maps of human emissions of carbon dioxide ever made solely from satellite…
New NASA Earth Science Missions Expand View of Our Home Planet

February 27, 2015

Four new NASA Earth-observing missions are collecting data from space – with a fifth newly in orbit –…
NASA’s Spaceborne Carbon Counter Maps New Details

December 19, 2014

The first global maps of atmospheric carbon dioxide from NASA’s new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission demonstrate its performance…
Checking the First Data from OCO-2

August 22, 2014

On July 2, NASA successfully launched its first satellite dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere. The Orbiting…
NASA Carbon Counter Reaches Final Orbit, Returns Data

August 12, 2014

Just over a month after launch, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) — NASA’s first spacecraft dedicated to studying…
OCO-2 Data to Lead Scientists Forward into the Past

July 21, 2014

NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, which launched on July 2, will soon be providing about 100,000 high-quality measurements each…
OCO-2 Takes the A-Train to Study Earth’s Atmosphere

July 7, 2014

Every day, above our planet, five Earth-observing satellites rush along like trains on the same “track,” flying minutes,…
NASA’s OCO-2 Will Track Our Impact on Airborne Carbon

June 27, 2014

Every time we get in a car and drive, we burn gasoline, releasing carbon dioxide and other compounds…
New NASA Space Observatory to Study Carbon Conundrums

June 13, 2014

NASA’s first spacecraft dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere is in final preparations for a…
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