Satellites as Manga Comic Book Superheroes

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Manga Comic Book Superheroes

Usually, comic book heroes wear tight pants and have superhuman strength. In the new educational manga Raindrop Tales from NASA, one of the heroes (Mizu-chan) evaporates water with her hair.

The other (GPM) rides on a 3,900-kilogram satellite that observes rain and snow. Look carefully at the art in the screenshots above, and you will find some telling details. Mizu-chan wears a flowing blue dress that symbolizes the many forms of water (snow, ice, rain, hail, water vapor, fresh water, salt water, etc.) found on Earth. Notice how her hemline is surrounded by clouds. Depending on her mood, the clouds form different types of precipitation.

Read more about it at http://go.nasa.gov/20sbviM

Read the full comic at http://go.nasa.gov/20sbviO

Read more about GPM's anime contest at http://go.nasa.gov/20sbviQ

Read more about GPM at http://go.nasa.gov/20sbuM1

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