Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency (ESA) explains the importance of the Aeolus mission, which was launched into space on August 22.
Aeolus will be the first satellite to collect wind data using laser technology. The laser light will make the wind visible for collecting global measurements in a way that has never been possible before.
The ability to measure wind from space will help scientists better understand our climate and will transform the way that weather forecasts are generated back here on Earth.
Video Credit: European Space Agency