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NASA to Launch Orbiting Carbon Observatory

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NASA to Launch Orbiting Carbon Observatory

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NASA to Launch Orbiting Carbon Observatory

NASA to Launch Orbiting Carbon Observatory

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A satellite observatory designed to map the carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere will be launched in 2008. NASA hopes that it will allow researchers to generate precise global maps of the abundance of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere and get a better understanding of the global carbon cycle.

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David Crisp, senior research scientist; principal investigator, Orbiting Carbon Observatory Mission, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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