Artist's Concept of Glory Satellite (image) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Caption Glory, shown in this artist's concept, will study the roles of two critical elements of Earth's climate system: the sun's total solar irradiance and atmospheric airborne particles called aerosols. Both have significant direct and indirect effects on Earth's climate, and the two instruments on Glory will provide new insights into these complex processes. Credit NASA Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.