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NASA's trippy video shows a year of C02 emissions in 3 minutes
NASA's trippy video shows a year of C02 emissions in 3 minutes

The trippy video you see above is the highest-resolution model yet of how carbon dioxide moves around the Earth's atmosphere. The scientists at Goddard Space Flight Center who created the computer model call it "Nature Run," and though it's hypnotic to watch, it also provides researchers with a wealth of scientific information. "For us, this is really the first time that we can see how carbon dioxide travels over a long, consecutive time at this high a resolution," said Bill Putman of the NASA center in Greenbelt, Md. The program combines actual observations of carbon dioxide, sulfur and carbon monoxide emissions with simulations of wind, clouds, water...

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