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A satellite's view of ship pollution
Description: For more than a decade, scientists have observed "ship tracks" in natural-color satellite imagery of the ocean. These bright, linear trails amidst the cloud layers are created by particles and gases from ships. They are a visible manifestation of pollution from ship exhaust, and scientists can now see that ships have a more subtle, almost invisible, signature as well. [Source: NASA]
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Source: NASA
Publish Date: 2/11/2013
Reading Level: Basic
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