This Terrifying Photo Of Super Typhoon Vongfong Looks Fake. It's Not.

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NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman captured this incredible photograph of super typhoon Vongfang this morning, from aboard the International Space Station.

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"I've seen many from here," Wiseman said of Vongfong, which recently became the largest, most powerful storm of 2014, "but none like this."

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Awesome, in the truest sense of the word.

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You know what's even more amazing than that awesome picture?

We have people... in space... who can send us picturesfrom 419 kilometers above us... wirelessly... over a network... that we can access with a computer... that fits in our pocket... that's exponentially more powerful than all the computers that helped get other astronauts to the Moon, over 40 years ago!