INTRIGUING IMAGE OF THE WEEK
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS & TRENDS
- From Smoke Going Round the World to Aerosol Levels, NASA Observes Australia’s Bushfires
NASA scientists using data from its NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite traced the movement of the smoke coming off the Australian fires across the globe, showing that it has circumnavigated the Earth.
- Rains Bring Very Temporary Relief to Australia’s Fires
NASA satellite data continues to provide a look at the smoke and aerosols generated by the massive fires in Australia.
- Lower Launch Costs, New Partnerships Spur Spaceport Development Around the World
Now, thanks to continuing innovation and rapidly declining launch costs, more countries than ever are developing spaceports, and increasingly, partnering with state governments and private companies to do so.
- New Biomass Map to Take Stock of World’s Carbon
Tracking biomass change is becoming increasingly important as decision-makers work towars the Global Stocktake—an aspect of the global Paris climate deal—that will periodically check international progress toward meeting emissions-reduction commitments to limit global warming.