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Lasers in space: Earth mission tests new technology

08 May 2018

GRACE-FO, scheduled to launch on 19 May, carries on the rich legacy of the original GRACE mission, which launched in 2002 on a planned five-year mission and concluded operations in October 2017. Among its insights, GRACE transformed our understanding of the global water cycle by showing how masses of liquid water and ice are changing each month. 

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Columbia Glacier

In this image of 05 August 2017, the Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite takes over one of the most rapidly changing glaciers in the world - Columbia Glacier, located in Alaska.

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