Spinning Truths

Knight, Helen
March 2005
Engineer (00137758);3/29/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7671, p12
The article reports that British researchers plan space laboratory to ensure Earth observation satellites' data is correct. Information produced by Earth observation satellites is used to determine the causes of global warming and assess the threat from climate change. They measure solar radiation hitting and being reflected off the Earth to produce a diagnosis of the planet's health. But researchers cannot be sure that the instruments used to gather this data are accurate enough once the satellites have gone through a violent launch and been in space for some time.


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