NASA’s SMAP spacecraft to make drought alert by measuring soil moisture

January 4, 2015 5:52 PM

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US space agency NASA has announced the launch of Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft on January 29 in California, saying the mission will contribute tremendously in combating the effects of drought and helping the farmers and the scientists in taking precautionary measure.

According to the NASA scientists, SMAP will help in measuring the amount of moisture in the Earth’s soil.

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