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NASA is using a new satellite to study oceans and environmental interactions

JACKSON, Tenn. – Earth Day is a time to admire, celebrate and protect our home planet.

(24-05-2024) PACE on top of Falcon 9 up to launch position. Credit: NASA

The beauty of the Earth is not only defined by its breathtaking landscapes, but also by its vast oceans that cover more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface!

This Earth Day, let’s take a deep dive into the health of the oceans through the lens of NASA’s newest satellite called PACE.

(24-05-2024) PACE on top of Falcon 9 up to launch position. Credit: NASA

Since its launch in February, NASA’s Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, Ocean Ecosystem Satellite, or Pace, has ushered in a new era of ocean science, from the atmosphere to the ocean’s surface.

“NASA has used the vantage point of space to study Earth as a system and understand how the air, ocean and land interact. So here on Earth Day we’re trying to bring all this information together… And we’re bringing that information together to understand ‘how is the Earth changing, why does the Earth work the way it does, and what does that mean for the people who to live’. both here in the United States and around the world,” said Earth Action Program Manager Dr. Allison Leidner.

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