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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission will produce high-resolution global maps of soil moisture.
NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission will produce high-resolution global maps of soil moisture.

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Spacecraft with lasso set for launch

NASA is set to launch a SMAP satellite that contains a "spinning lasso" and will be used to check the planet's moisture level on January 29.

Spacecraft with lasso set for launch

NASA is set to launch a SMAP satellite that contains a "spinning lasso" and will be used to check the planet's moisture level on January 29.