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New Sentinel satellite tracks dirty air

01 December 2017

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It's been working less than a month but already the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite is returning spectacular new views of Earth's atmosphere.

The spacecraft was designed to make daily global maps of the gases and particles that pollute the air.

The first sample images released by mission scientists show plumes of nitrogen dioxide flowing away from power plants and traffic-choked cities.

Source: BBC News

Image credit: Copernicus Sentinel Data (2017) - KNMI/ESA - Nitrogen dioxide is concentrated over cities and industrial areas

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