Close up view of sprayable coating (Image: NASA)
Goddard technologist Nithin Abraham analyzes a sample of gas-adsorbing paint (Photo: NASA/Pat Izzo)
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland is working to eliminate new car smell. No, they aren't a bunch of killjoys. That distinctive odor is caused by outgassing of chemicals used in car manufacturing. Some scientists believe these gases to be harmful, but whether they are or not, satellites suffer from the same problem. The gases released by satellites themselves can damage them, so NASA is working on new ways to control or eliminate these emissions.
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