Hurricanes From Space!

Astronaut Scott Kelly’s photos will blow you away

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly has shared some incredible images of what hurricanes look like from space.

Kelly is currently aboard the International Space Station, 248 days into a year-long mission that will help us understand how time in space affects the human body.

Knowledge of the medical, psychological and biomedical challenges faced by astronauts during long-duration spaceflight is a stepping stone to future missions to Mars and beyond.


In late August, Hurricane Fred was the first hurricane to hit the island nation of Cape Verde since 1982.


The first Atlantic hurricane of the year was Hurricane Danny, which briefly reached major status before weakening into a Category 2 storm.


In October, Patricia became the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere.


This season, the most damaging hurricane for the United States was Hurricane Joaquin which reached Category 5 strength with winds of 250 kilometres an hour.

[All images: Scott Kelly / @StationCDRKelly]

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