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Friday, July 26, 2013

Seeing Photosynthesis from Space: NASA Scientists Use Satellites to Measure Plant Health

Seeing Photosynthesis from Space: NASA Scientists Use Satellites to Measure Plant Health
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 26, 2013 - NASA scientists have established a new way to use satellites to measure what's occurring inside plants at a cellular level. Plants grow and thrive through photosynthesis, a process that converts sunlight into energy. During photosynthesis, plants emit what is called fluorescence - light invisible to the naked eye but detectable by satellites orbiting hundreds of miles above Earth. NASA sci ... morehttp://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Seeing_Photosynthesis_from_Space_NASA_Scientists_Use_Satellites_to_Measure_Plant_Health_999.html

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