Science Art: S125-E-007900 (Canary Islands Vortices), STS-125 Shuttle Mission Imagery

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June marks the official beginning of hurricane season. Here’s where they start from, whirling spirals off the coast of North Africa. Soon, I imagine, a couple of these youngsters will gain enough strength to pop across the Atlantic and cause all kinds of trouble in the Caribbean, the American Southeast and Gulf states and throughout South America. But for now, they sure are cool-lookin’.

The crew of Space Shuttle Atlantis snapped this image during STS 125, the last mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.

Photo by NASA.