If you ever wanted know if the plants in your house need water, finding it out is as easy as sticking your finger in the soil to find out the soil’s moisture content. But talking about finding the moisture content on a large scale such as the whole planet, a high-technology integration is called for.
NASA has planned and made just the thing. The SMAP or Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite is currently scheduled to launch at 9.20 am ET on 29th January from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
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