07.8.2022

Novel NASA Instrument Sets Sights on Earth-bound Solar Radiation

“A very small instrument has a big job ahead of it: measuring all Earth-directed energy coming from the Sun and helping scientists understand how that energy influences our planet’s severe weather, climate change and other global forces. About the size of a shoebox or gaming console, the Compact Total Irradiance Monitor (CTIM) is the smallest satellite ever dispatched to observe the sum of all solar energy Earth receives from the Sun — also known as ‘total solar irradiance’.”

Originally published here at NASA on 1 July 2022.

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