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Nasa rocket crashes into the ocean

A Nasa global warming satellite has crashed into the ocean near Antarctica after a failed launch.

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory blasted off from California but the rocket failed a few minutes later.

Jonathan Amos reports.

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