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Nasa satellite launched to measure Earth's ice changes
A Nasa satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth's ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation was launched into polar orbit from California early Saturday. A Delta 2 rocket carrying ICESat-2 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 6.02am and headed over the Pacific Ocean. The melt from those ice sheets alone has raised global sea level by more than 1 millimetre (0.04 inch) a year recently, according to Nasa.
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