Viewing Hurricanes from Space

The website has compiled a set of 25 impressive photos of hurricanes, as seen from orbit.

The crew aboard the International Space Station was able to take a photo of Ike from 220 miles overhead last Thursday - one in a long series of great NASA photographs of hurricanes from space.

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Strange that something so beautiful can also bring such distress with it. I'm looking at the likelihood that Ike will smash right into the Texas coast--where my Dad is working, where my Mom will be so she can help her best friend evacuate, and where my In-Laws live.

And yet, I can't help but be absolutely entranced by images such as these. It's like the emotional equivalent of lying in a tub of scalding water and being doused with ice. Has anyone else ever experienced something like this...?

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