NASA picks University of Maryland for space station project

NASA has selected a proposal from the University of Maryland for a new instrument that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change. A laser-based system from the University of Maryland will observe the structure of forest canopy. This instrument will be completed in 2019 and will not cost more than $94 million.

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