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NASA Flies Plane Into Hurricane Earl

Photo: NASA

NASA, in its ongoing effort to study just about, well, everything, has outdone themselves this time.

They flew a DC-8 into Hurricane Earl in an effort to study how hurricanes and tropical storms form. SWEEEET!

They also got this really cool satellite image of Hurricane Danielle (northern one) and Hurricane Earl (southern one) in the same image.

Photo: NASA Click for Large version

  1. August 31, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Cool post–that is amazing how they do that.

    • September 1, 2010 at 10:31 am

      I know! Can you imagine waking up in the morning and saying “Ok, I think I’ll fly a plane into a hurricane today.” Awesome.

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