Tag: thermosphere

Climate Change May Speed Up Satellites

By Breanna Draxler | November 15, 2012 12:30 pm

NASA satellite
NASA’s first geosynchronous satellite.

The build-up of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere is predicted to have a number of effects here on Earth: record high temperatures, unprecedented droughts, and stronger than normal storms. But the effects may also extend to what’s far, far above us. Hydrogeologist Scott K. Johnson writes at Ars Technica that the “non-intuitive” consequences of climate change will be significant, including, potentially, screwing with the paths of satellites circling the Earth. Here’s how:

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