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Satellite Launched to Monitor Space Weather

  • Rosanne Skirble

A new satellite is on a 1.5-million-kilometer, 110-day journey toward the sun. Once it reaches its orbit, DSCOVR - the Deep Space Climate Observatory - will replace an aging craft to monitor space weather. And it comes none too soon. 2015 marks the peak of the 11-year solar cycle, when extreme weather on the sun can most impact life on Earth. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports.

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