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NASA photos of hurricanes seen from space

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

Photo: NASA

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Hurricane Wilma (2005)

This portrait of Hurricane Wilma's eye and cloud deck was taken by a space-station crew member 220 miles overhead on Oct. 19, 2005. Wilma was the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, with a record low pressure of 882 millibars, and was the third Category 5 storm during the record-breaking 2005 hurricane season.

• Lifespan: Oct. 15-26, 2005

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