Nasa Launches Pace Satellite to Study Ocean Atmosphere
According to the report, SpaceX's Falcon rocket launched the satellite. This satellite will remain 676 kilometers above the Earth and study the Earth's oceans and atmosphere. This three-year mission will scan the globe every day through 2 scientific instruments.
Project scientist Jeremy Werdell said this is unprecedented for our planet. Satellite observations will help scientists better understand storms and other weather forecasts. It will also be known what effect the increase in temperature is having on our planet.
Even before the Pace mission, about two dozen Earth Observation satellites of NASA are observing the Earth from space. The PACE mission will be different because it can provide information about how atmospheric aerosols, such as pollutants and volcanic ash, interact with marine life such as algae and plankton. Overall, it can detect connections between harmful algae and pollutants.
What is also special is that existing satellites can observe the Earth in seven or eight colors, whereas the Pace satellite will observe our planet in 200 colors. This will help scientists identify the types of algae in the ocean and the types of pollutants present in the air. Scientists hope that they will start getting the data in a month or two.