Reusable rockets set to explore the ‘Ignorosphere’

All aboard, scientists studying climate change

By Caroline Barlott/ Discover Magazine

Ever heard of the Ignorosphere? It’s what scientists have jokingly nicknamed the mesosphere, the third atmospheric layer from Earth’s surface. It’s always been tough for researchers to access and so has been largely ignored. But that’s about to change, thanks to work done by Project PoSSUM (Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere).