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Unchecked Carbon Dioxide Is Shrinking Earth's Upper Atmosphere

5 days ago   |   By ExtremeTech

We're already aware of the consequences of unmitigated carbon emissions, particularly as they relate to climate change here on Earth. But according to two new studies, greenhouse gas buildup affects more than just our immediate surroundings. Researchers have found that rising carbon dioxide levels are causing Earth's upper atmosphere to contract, which could have serious implications for future space operations. A team of environmental scientists, atmospheric chemists, and space physicists analyzed data from NASA's Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics mission, which...
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