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Data collected by the ESA’s Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) has helped scientists produce what they are calling the most accurate gravity maps of global ocean currents ever.
Although ESA’s GOCE satellite is no more, all of the measurements it gathered during its life skirting the fringes our atmosphere, including the very last as it drifted slowly back to Earth, have been drawn together to offer new opportunities for science.
A defunct satellite that had been mapping the Earth’s gravitational field fell back to Earth at approximately 7pm ET Sunday (01:00 CET Monday), the European Space Agency (ESA) has confirmed.
Mssion data from GOCE will allow it to live on in another research project aimed at understanding ocean currents.
The ESA's GOCE mission ended earlier this week, but the mission’s discoveries have only just begun.
After four years of working to map out Earth's gravity, the European Space Agency's Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) mission is nearing its end.
For decades, scientists have disagreed about whether the sea is higher or lower heading north along the east coast of North America. Thanks to precision gravity data from ESA’s GOCE satellite, this controversial issue has now been settled. The answer? It’s lower.
ESA’s GOCE gravity satellite has already delivered the most accurate gravity map of Earth, but its orbit is now being lowered in order to obtain even better results.
An international team believes that atomic clocks could already have reached the necessary degree of precision to be useful for geophysical surveying of Earth's interior.
For the first time, the melting of glaciers in Greenland could now be measured with high accuracy from space.