New Nasa Earth Missions Exploring Our Complex Planet

February 27, 2015 1:11 PM

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New Nasa Earth Missions Exploring Our Complex Planet

On February 27 last year, Nasa and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched the Earth-observing Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory into space from Japan.

Nasa's newest Earth-observing satellite, the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP), was launched Jan 31 this year to begin its mission to map global soil moisture and detect whether soils are frozen or thawed.

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