Illustration for article titled A Rocket to Save the Earth

This Japanese H-2A rocket blasted off on Friday with a payload of six satellites, including the Ibuki, whose sole purpose is to gather data on greenhouse gas emissions.

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The rocket lifted off from Tanegashima Space Center on Tanegashima Island. Below is a gorgeous image of it.

Illustration for article titled A Rocket to Save the Earth

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Japan Launches Rocket with Greenhouse Gas Probe via AP

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