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Studying Clouds
artist's concept of CloudSat studying clouds

This artist's concept shows NASA's CloudSat spacecraft and its Cloud Profiling Radar using microwave energy to observe cloud particles and determine the mass of water and ice within clouds. The mission will collect information about the vertical structure of clouds that will help answer key questions about how they form, evolve and affect our weather, climate and water supply.

Image credit: NASA/JPL

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