NASA’s orbiting Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) has been in orbit since October 2016 and it’s only been able to monitor the planet’s surface temperature since November of that year.
But scientists are now starting to look at the climate on its surface and what it might mean for our planet.
According to NASA, DSCOVR has a record-high temperature of 97.5 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) in October of this year, with a median temperature of 96.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
This makes it the second-highest temperature ever recorded on Earth.
The DSCVR’s instruments have also been measuring temperature anomalies around the world.
This week, a NASA spokesperson told reporters that DSCVOr had measured an average of 8.2 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the average daily average for October this year.
The average daily temperature for the United States was a measly 6.4.
The United States is the world’s third-largest economy, and it is expected to be a hotbed for global warming this century.
According to a study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the country’s average temperature over the last 50 years has been rising by more than 3 degrees Fahrenheit, or 3.8 degrees Celsius.
This article has been updated to include a statement from NASA.