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nasa will launch its ice-tracking satellite icesat-2 on saturday

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nasa will launch its ice-tracking satellite icesat-2 on saturday

the satellite is equipped with the advanced topographic laser altimeter system (atlas), which will send pulses of laser light down to earth and record how long the laser light's photons take to bounce back to the satellite. that information can then be converted into a measure of height. atlas will send 10,000 pulses per second, with each pulse containing around 20 trillion photons. only a dozen or so will ...