NASA Launches New Satellite

Published 02/27 2014 05:11PM

Updated 02/27 2014 06:23PM

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NASA and its Japanese counterparts launched a new, high tech satellite into space today. It’s called the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory, and will hover 250 miles above earth.

It will "see" inside clouds, NASA says, providing near real-time information about rain and snowfall on earth. That data will be used to improve weather and climate forecasting.

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