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Satellite To Weigh World’s Forests

Biomass satellite

The more we know about our planet, the more we can better understand how we’re both destroying and saving it. Having new data for everything from forestry statistics, to ocean levels, erosion, pollution, and population growth will allow us to evaluate what we’re doing right, and what we can be doing better. Biomass, the 7th satellite in the Earth Explorer mission, was created for such a purpose; to “weigh” the world’s forests, and provide us with detailed information about our planet. This expedition will shed new light on the damage we’re doing to the Amazon Rainforest, and other large bodies… read more