Recently the satellite, like a camera-toting tourist, was in position to take a snapshot as spring colors transform the look of the East Coast. You can see snow in the mountains of upstate New York while the mid-Atlantic states are going green.
The satellite, launched in 2002, carries six instruments to measure the planet's water cycle. More of Aqua's Earth-orbiting highlights can be viewed here.
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This article was provided by Discovery News.