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Submission + - Aquarius 'salt mapper' hits orbit

oxide7 writes: NASA launched a satellite featuring an brand-new instrument which will be able to measure the saltiness of Earth's oceans. Data from the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft will help scientists understand better the processes that drive ocean circulation and the movement of freshwater around the planet.
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Aquarius 'salt mapper' hits orbit

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