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The planet is getting hotter. Here's how NASA is measuring Earth's changing temperature

Led by NASA and the French space agency CNES, the Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will provide high-definition data on the salt- and fresh water on Earth’s surface.
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Led by NASA and the French space agency CNES, the Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will provide high-definition data on the salt- and fresh water on Earth’s surface.

Last year was the fifth warmest on record, according to new data released by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

It continues a trend of a warming planet. Global temperatures in 2022 were 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit above NASA's baseline period from 1951 to 1980.

We’ll hear from Karen St. Germain, NASA’s Earth Science Division Director, about this new data, and how space-based assets are helping us keep an eye on our warming planet.

Then, it’s already a busy year for rocket launches with no signs of slowing down. We’ll speak with Main Engine Cutoff host Anthony Colangelo about the year ahead.

Brendan Byrne is Central Florida Public Media's Assistant News Director, managing the day-to-day operations of the newsroom, editing daily news stories, and managing the organization's internship program.<br/><br/>Byrne also hosts Central Florida Public Media's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration.
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