The Jedi knights may help protect a galaxy far, far away, but our GEDI will help us study and understand forest changes right here on Earth. Credits: NASA

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ACT-America science flights cover large areas and sniff out carbon dioxide in both stormy and fair weather. Credits: NASA/David C. Bowman

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Carbon dioxide flux over China, measured by NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite. NASA

Satellites are giving us a commanding view of Earth’s carbon cycle

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The last El Nino in 2015-16 impacted the amount of carbon dioxide that Earth’s tropical regions released into the atmosphere, leading to Earth’s recent record spike in atmospheric carbon dioxide. The effects of the El Nino were different in each region Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA Pinpoints Cause of Earth’s Recent Record Carbon Dioxide Spike

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SEAS researchers suggest that early Mars may have been warmed intermittently by a powerful greenhouse effect, possibly explaining water on the planet's surface billions of years ago. Credit: NASA

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