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How Much is Carbon Dioxide Affecting Our Planet? NASA’s New Space Instrument Aims to Find Out.

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory has been installed on the International Space Station to study carbon dioxide in oceans and terrestrial ecosystems on Earth.

An overview of the International Space Station where the OCO-3 will be installed. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
OCO-3 sits on the large vibration table in the Environmental Test Lab at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech



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