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Home A photo from Google Earth of the mountainous area over Mexico where RainCube measured its first storm. The white line shows RainCube’s flight path. The colorful graph in the bottom right shows the amount of rain produced by the storm, as seen by RainCube’s radar. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Google) A photo from Google Earth of the mountainous area over Mexico where RainCube measured its first storm. The white line shows RainCube's flight path. The colorful graph in the bottom right shows the amount of rain produced by the storm, as seen by RainCube's radar. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Google)

A photo from Google Earth of the mountainous area over Mexico where RainCube measured its first storm. The white line shows RainCube’s flight path. The colorful graph in the bottom right shows the amount of rain produced by the storm, as seen by RainCube’s radar. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Google)

A photo from Google Earth of the mountainous area over Mexico where RainCube measured its first storm. The white line shows RainCube's flight path. The colorful graph in the bottom right shows the amount of rain produced by the storm, as seen by RainCube's radar. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Google)

A photo from Google Earth of the mountainous area over Mexico where RainCube measured its first storm. The white line shows RainCube’s flight path. The colorful graph in the bottom right shows the amount of rain produced by the storm, as seen by RainCube’s radar. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Google)

RainCube is a mini weather satellite, no bigger than a shoebox, that will measure storms. It’s part of several new NASA experiments to track storms from space with many small satellites, instead of individual, large ones. (UCAR)