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NASA PACE satellite to gather ocean and climate data

Techstination feature for Friday, February 16, 2024

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.      With the successful launch this month of NASA’s PACE satellite…using a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket…scientists will be gathering a new range of data to study the earth’s oceans, air and climate.      The technology will enable the team to monitor the color of the earth’s oceans.    Why do that?   Tom Neumann is the Deputy Director of NASA Goddard’s Earth Sciences Division…

“Those small gradations in ocean color tell us about what’s living in the ocean.  Things like plankton or phytoplankton, that form the base of the food web and produce almost half of the oxygen here on earth. PACE will let us monitor ocean health and those microscopic communities in the ocean in a way we’ve never been able to before."

You can learn about the mission and what’s being learned at www.nasa.gov/pace.

You can find us at Techstination.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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