September 6, 2010

NASA Drone Sent Into Hurricane Earl

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NASA's Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes project sent the unmanned drone Global Hawk directly into Hurricane Earl as part of an experiment to better understand how tropical storms evolve into hurricanes. The result includes this incredible shot from of Earl's eye. The GRIP mission includes three aircraft with 14 different instruments and several satellites and the study will continue through September 25.

Via NASA

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at September 6, 2010 9:15 AM
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