Can CO2 affect the paths of satellites?

Since it’s so relevant to our current section in class, I recently covered an interesting study about one of the non-intuitive consequences of burning fossil fuels: it’s actually changing the structure of the upper atmosphere. Most notably, some of the satellites that orbit close to the Earth are affected, because the air is “thinner”, meaning they experience less drag. Read it here.

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