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NASA satellite to study "tiny airborne particles' effect on climate"

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posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 08:37 PM
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NASA's Earth-observing satellite to launch Friday
Tue Mar 1, 12:07 pm ET

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – NASA has picked a new launch date for its newest Earth-orbiting satellite more than a week after a glitch led to a last-minute scrub.

The Glory satellite will now lift off before dawn Friday aboard a Taurus XL rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

Engineers spent the past week troubleshooting an error with the ground equipment. NASA said Tuesday that the problem has been fixed.

Once in orbit, Glory will spend three years studying tiny airborne particles and their effect on climate.

news.yahoo.com...

Hmmm, now what "tiny airborne particles" could they possibly be referring to?


And will Glory find any Holes in the ionosphere?




posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 08:44 PM
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The Gods of eden come to mind and all the dead bio science people excellent find.



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 08:48 PM
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Aluminum maybe?
How can a satellite in space study something Airborn?
Yeah I am sure it has a way,. just odd thing to think about



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 08:53 PM
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Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
Aluminum maybe?

Maybe barium?

Better be careful or this entire thread will get sent to Skunk Works.



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 08:56 PM
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Originally posted by GoldenFleece

Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
Aluminum maybe?

Maybe barium?

Better be careful or this entire thread will get sent to Skunk Works.
Yeah,.
well,. All interesting non the less



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 08:57 PM
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Is this when they are going to say that cloud seeding may be the only way to stem some of the climate change...maybe they have come up with another option...



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 08:59 PM
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Data from the Glory mission will allow scientists to better understand how the sun and tiny atmospheric particles called aerosols affect Earth's climate. Both aerosols and solar energy influence the planet's energy budget -- the amount of energy entering and exiting Earth's atmosphere. An accurate measurement of these impacts is important in order to anticipate future changes to our climate and how they may affect human life.

www.nasa.gov...


Information on aerosol: en.wikipedia.org...

That's what they were referring to.

In other words, it will study the effect that aerosols like particulates, a kind of air pollution, have on the climate.

en.wikipedia.org...

But I suppose, since you're trying to turn this into a conspiracy regarding chemtrails, I'm sure that the satellite could study those too, if they exist.
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posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 09:29 PM
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Chemtrails?
Conspiracy? Please do not use the C words in my thread! ATS is not the place for that.

We all know NASA is simply referring to "atmospheric aerosols" that are found in "persistent contrails".


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posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 10:49 PM
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Originally posted by GoldenFleece

Hmmm, now what "tiny airborne particles" could they possibly be referring to?




A little bit of digging and I found this:


Data from the Glory mission will allow scientists to better understand how the sun and tiny atmospheric particles called aerosols affect Earth's climate.

Source: NASA

Edit: I just noticed C0bzz beat me to it.

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posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 10:50 PM
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Originally posted by GoldenFleece


Hmmm, now what "tiny airborne particles" could they possibly be referring to?


And will Glory find any Holes in the ionosphere?


Hmmmm. This kind.

Aerosols, or the gases that lead to their formation, can come from vehicle tailpipes and desert winds, from sea spray and fires, volcanic eruptions and factories. Even lush forests, soils, or communities of plankton in the ocean can be sources of certain types of aerosols.

The ubiquitous particles drift in Earth's atmosphere, from the stratosphere to the surface, and range in size from a few nanometers, less than the width of the smallest viruses, to several tens of micrometers, about the diameter of human hair.
www.sciencedaily.com...

Glory is not studying the ionosphere.
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