A new satellite should help scientists pinpoint just how much of an effect on climate aerosols can have.
Engineers and technicians at Vandenberg Air Force base, Calif., are preparing the Earth-observing satellite Glory for launch on Feb. 23.
When NASA scientists visited New Orleans to set up the A-Train Symposium, employees at the hotel hosting the event asked them to reach out to local students.
After 5 years of concurrent operations with the Afternoon Constellation, known as the "A-Train," the PARASOL satellite is going on another orbit "track."
NASA has several satellites that orbit the Earth one behind the other on the same track. They're called the "A-Train" and one of the things they study is tropical cyclones.