OCO-2 Satellite Launched July 2, 2014: To Monitor the Breathing of the Earth, NASA Reports

For billions of years, Earth is the only planet in the Solar System that proved to be full of life. As a living planet, the earth needs a balanced ecosystem to maintain its equilibrium the way human beings do.

In this article, “NASA Launches New Carbon-Sensing Mission to Monitor Earth’s Breathing”, “A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launches with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2)satellite onboard from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. OCO-2 will measure the global distribution of carbon dioxide, the leading human-produced greenhouse gas driving changes in Earth’s climate”. (Source: http://www.nasa.gov)

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Reference: http://www.nasa.gov.