Hurricane Irene

Aqua Satellite- 10 Years of incredible Images of Earth

Two powerful storms in the South China Sea near the Philippines from Aqua Satellite

NASA’s Aqua satellite is named for its ability to measure water vapor in the atmosphere, water in the oceans, as well as ice and snow. It was launched on May 4, 2002, and has been functioning perfectly for 10 years, providing us 29 million gigabytes of data.  Image above: Two powerful storms in the South China Sea near the Philippines.

By |May 13, 2012|Categories: Natural phenomena, Space

Hurricane Irene

Hurricane

High above the Earth from aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Ron Garan snapped this image of Hurricane Irene as it passed over the Carribean on Aug. 22, 2011.

By |August 24, 2011|Categories: Natural phenomena