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Critical climate record satellite program at risk after Congress slashes funding

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 07, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Lacy Cooke) last modified Nov 06, 2017

Scientists all over Earth depend on sea ice data from United States military satellites. But one of those satellites recently broke down - and only three ageing ones remain. Even worse, earlier this year the United States Congress said a backup probe had to be dismantled because they didn't want to pay to keep it in storage. Nearly 40 years of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice satellite measurements could soon be disrupted.





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