July 1, 2014

OCO-2 To Shed Light On Global Carbon Cycle

NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, or OCO-2, is designed to study the global carbon cycle from a whole new perspective. From its vantage point in polar orbit, OCO-2 will measure atmospheric carbon dioxide, discovering where it is being emitted and absorbed and revealing the roles of humans, plants and oceans on global CO2 levels.

Credit: NASA Kennedy Space Center

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