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GREENBELT, Md. - NASA wants to help figure out what's making our weather so severe the last few years.

On Thursday February 27th, NASA will launch the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory - a cutting edge Earth science satellite that will measure rain and snowfall all around the world.

Whether it's raining or snowing, we all want to know when, where and how much. Especially after a winter that has brought snowstorms that have wrecked havoc up and down the East Coast & the South, and in California, the lack of rain and snow is leading to historic droughts.

NASA scientist and Minneapolis native, Dalia Kirschbaum, joined KARE 11 Sunrise live from Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland to talk about the launch and the science they hope to learn.

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