Argentina's diverse ecology is being used to test the ability of a satellite of the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (nasa), EO1. Argentina was chosen for the testing because of its enormous biodiversity. "It has ecosystems that are equivalent to going to Hudson Bay in Canada and all the way down to subtropical, and it mimics a lot of stuff we find in the us as well,' said Steve Unger, the nasa scientist coordinating the trial. Argentine scientists, working along with nasa scientists , say that EO1 data can help detect the habitat of parasites like the Chagas bug, which spreads a disease that affects about two million Argentines and tens of millions of Latin Americans. .

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