Typhoon Saomai, space shuttle view

Typhoon Saomai, space shuttle view

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Caption: Typhoon Saomai in the western Pacific Ocean seen from the space shuttle Atlantis on 9th September 2000, during mission STS-106. At this time the typhoon had wind speeds of up to 270 kilometres per hour. A typhoon is a tropical cyclone in the western Pacific Ocean. A tropical cyclone in the western Atlantic Ocean is known as a hurricane. It comprises hundreds of thunderstorms rotating around a central calm region (the eye, upper centre). A tropical cyclone can cause massive damage if it reaches built-up areas. Coastal areas are worst hit, as the cyclone loses force rapidly as it moves inland.

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