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NASA photos of hurricanes seen from space

By: Katherine Butler on Oct. 16, 2009, 5:22 p.m.
Hurricane Katrina from space

Photo: NASA

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Hurricane Katrina (2005)

Hurricane Katrina's economic, ecological and emotional toll can still be felt years after it devastated New Orleans and other Gulf Coast cities. This overhead view was captured by NASA's GOES-12 weather satellite on Aug. 28, 2005 — the day before Katrina became the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history.

• Lifespan: Aug. 23-30, 2005

• Max. wind speed: 175 mph (Category 5)