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What does SWAS stand for?

SWAS stands for Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite

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In the July 12 NATURE, Melnick's team proposes that the vapor it detected with the Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite originated in a swarm of icy bodies--comets--that might be orbiting CW Leonis.
Carried aloft by a Pegasus rocket, NASA's Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite (SWAS) is expected to record the distribution of water, molecular oxygen, carbon, and carbon monoxide in dense molecular clouds that lie within 3,000 light-years of Earth, including those within the constellations Orion, Taurus, Ophiuchi, and Perseus.