NASA's New Satellite May Help Track Droughts, But Will It Help Stop Them?

January 10, 2015 1:48 AM

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The Smap satellite will launch into orbit to study soil moisture around the globe. How could this observatory help reduce damages from flooding?(Photo : NASA)

The Soil Moisture Active Passive (Smap) satellite is set to launch later on January 29, 2015, providing researchers and opportunity to study and monitor droughts around the globe. Soil moisture levels around the world will be measured by researchers using the new space-bound observatory.

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