NASA launches carbon-tracking satellite

NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission is seen sitting on its launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California

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NASA on Wednesday launched a satellite designed to track carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas that is responsible for global warming.

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 took off aboard a Delta 2 rocket at 2:56 am Pacific time (0956 GMT) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. (AFP)

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