The Moore, Oklahoma Tornado, From Space

What the destructive tornado looked like from satellites high above.
Here's a full-on "disk" shot of the planet, taken by NOAA's GOES-13 satellite. (Fun fact: NOAA is pronounced like the name "noah.") You can see the storm over the central part of the US. NASA/NOAA GOES Project, Dennis Chesters

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Satellites from NASA, NOAA, and others captured the devastating tornado that this week destroyed many towns and houses and claimed the lives of several (the exact death toll is still unclear) in Oklahoma. Click above for a tour through those shots.

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