Smos satellite tracks Pakistan floods

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The Smos spacecraft senses the wetness of soils, and its unique instrument has detailed how the earth became saturated in the monsoon rains.

The floods, which began more than two weeks ago in the mountainous northwest, are the worst in recorded history.

Some 20 million people and 160,000 sq km of land - a fifth of the country - have been affected by the disaster.

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