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A new satellite can for the first time detect light rain and snowfall from space. Above, a 3-D view shows an extra-tropical cyclone observed off the coast of Japan on March 10. | JAXA/NASA
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New Satellite Offers 3-D View of Rain and Snow

A satellite launched by NASA and Japan's space agency can for the first time can detect light rain and snowfall from space.

March 25, 2014
6:00 PM EDT

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