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Watch NASA’s SWOT satellite unfold in space in stunning video

A new video shows the dramatic moment a new NASA spacecraft spreads its metaphorical wings unfolding its most vital instrumentation while in orbit around Earth.

The SWOT satellite (its name is short for Surface Water and Ocean Topography) launched into space from Vandenberg Space Force Base in central California aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 on Dec. 16.

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