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NASA’s Infrared Vision Discloses Tropical Cyclone Haleh’s power

Haleh, a Tropical Cyclone, maintained an eye as Aqua satellite from NASA passed overhead and gathered temperature data on the ocean waters and the storm it was traveling through. Reportedly, Haleh was formed as a tropical storm in the Southern Indian Ocean last week. It was approximately 337 Nautical Miles south-southeast of Diego Garcia. Haleh continued to strengthen as it shifted in a southerly direction and arrived at hurricane-force on March 3, 2019.

The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument onboard Aqua satellite from NASA traveled over Tropical Storm Cyclone Haleh this week and studied the storm in infrared light. Infrared light offers temperature data and it is essential when attempting to understand how severe storms can be. The higher the cloud tops, the stronger and the colder they are. When Aqua traveled over Haleh, the AIRS instrument discovered coldest cloud top temperatures in thunderstorms surrounding the eye of the storm.

On a similar note, NASA has been long wanted to better comprehend the more details on the working of supersonic shockwaves. This study holds significance to achieve a quieter and better supersonic aircraft. The space organization has achieved a key milestone in this mission, which has been a decade budding, and the visuals are extremely stunning. As part of its study, NASA states that it has taken extraordinary photos, which are the foremost images of the contact of shockwaves from two supersonic aircraft in flight.

The pictures demonstrate two T-38 supersonic jetliners moving through the atmosphere and forming sonic shockwaves. Thanks to a few forceful upgrades to their camera technology, NASA researchers could hardly trust what they observed when the images were developed. JT Heineck, Ames Research Center, NASA, stated that the research team never dreamt that the images would be this clear, this beautiful.

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