Proba-2’s Microcamera Snaps Hurricane Isaac Space Wallpaper

Proba-2’s Microcamera Snaps Hurricane Isaac

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An experimental camera smaller than an espresso cup on ESA’s Proba-2 microsatellite caught this view of soon-to-be Hurricane Isaac as it moved west of the Florida coast into the Gulf of Mexico on Monday in this space wallpaper.

The small satellite’s X-Cam – Exploration Camera – acquired this image on Aug. 27, 2012. At the time, Isaac was a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of around 100 km/hr, with storm-force winds extending around 360 km from its centre.

Credit: ESA


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