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In Photos: Hurricane Maria Seen from Space

Category 4 Storm

NASA/NOAA GOES Project

The GOES-East satellite captured this image of Hurricane Maria as a Category 4 storm crossing Puerto Rico.

Thermal Image

NASA

This 3D thermal image of Hurricane Maria was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite on Sept. 20.

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Christine Lunsford

Christine Lunsford joined the Space.com team in 2010 as a freelance producer and later became a contributing writer, covering astrophotography images, astronomy photos and amazing space galleries and more. During her more than 10 years with Space.com, oversaw the site's monthly skywatching updates and produced overnight features and stories on the latest space discoveries. She enjoys learning about subjects of all kinds.