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NASA's DC-8, Global Hawk Converge Over Hurricane Earl
09.07.10
 
Convergent flight paths of NASA's Global Hawk and DC-8 environmental science aircraft over Hurricane Earl on Sept. 2. Convergent flight paths of NASA's Global Hawk and DC-8 environmental science aircraft over Hurricane Earl on Sept. 2 are shown in this graphic overlaid on a Google Earth image. The remotely operated Global Hawk, flying at an altitude of about 60,000 feet, crossed the eye of Hurricane Earl seven times, with two of those passes coordinated with the DC-8 flying about 25,000 feet below. (NASA/NOAA/USDA image)

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