Wired posted their favorite Images from NASA’s Aqua Satellite today. The Aqua satellite circles Earth taking photos that study water, water vapor and the interaction of water and land and humans. My favorites are the ones that show volcanic eruption clouds of ash and smoke!
One of the stars of NASA’s fleet of satellites is Aqua. The satellite is named for its ability to measure water vapor in the atmosphere, water in the oceans, as well as ice and snow. When it was launched on May 4, 2002, scientists expected it to work for three to five years. But its six instruments have been functioning perfectly for 10 years, gathering 29 million gigabytes of data in that time. [Wired]
Check out Wired for the rest of the images.