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NASA Earth science researchers last month traveled to Turrialba Volcano, near San Jose, Costa Rica, to fly a Dragon...

Originally shared by Gary Mortimer

NASA Earth science researchers last month traveled to Turrialba Volcano, near San Jose, Costa Rica, to fly a Dragon Eye unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) — a small electric aircraft equipped with cameras and sensors — into the volcano’s sulfur dioxide plume and over its summit crater, to study Turrialba’s chemical environment.

The project is designed to improve the remote-sensing capability of satellites and computer models of volcanic activity.
http://www.suasnews.com/2013/04/22013/nasa-flies-dragon-eye-unmanned-aircraft-into-volcanic-plume/

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