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Can you spot ocean plastic from space?

12 April 2019

Scientists are working on a technique to track plastic debris in the ocean from space.

It's extremely challenging, especially since the individual pieces of litter are smaller than the minimum-sized objects that satellites can resolve.

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The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over the busy maritime traffic passing through the English Channel.

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