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NASA's OCO-2 Brings Sharp Focus on Global Carbon
Description: In July 2014, NASA will launch the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) to study the fate of carbon dioxide worldwide. "Right now, the land and the ocean are taking up almost half of the carbon dioxide we add to the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels, but the future is fundamentally unknown," said Paul Wennberg, a professor of atmospheric chemistry at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. "OCO-2 is a key to getting answers." [Source: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory]
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Source: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Publish Date: 4/2/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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