The picture on the right shows how the new instrument sees the world. The red colors are warm air rising from the west coast of the United States and the purple colors are cool air over the Pacific Ocean. For comparison, the image on the left shows what we would see with our own eyes. Both pictures were taken on March 11, 2003.
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A New Look at Weather!
News story originally written on May 14, 2003
Figuring out what tomorrow's weather will be can be a tough job. But now scientists have made a new tool that will make it easier. It looks at the weather from above!
The tool is orbiting Earth aboard NASA's Aqua satellite. It looks at Earth's atmosphere from space! Even though it is very far away, it can measure what is going on within our atmosphere. This will help scientists figure out what the weather will be like tomorrow. It will also help scientists follow weather events such as hurricanes.
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