The East Coast “bomb cyclone” on Thursday looks both beautiful and sinister from space.
While scientists have been tracking storms using satellites in orbit for decades, they now have a brand new tool at their disposal: GOES-16, also called GOES-East.
The brand new satellite — which wasn’t available to scientists last winter — is one of the most powerful weather-watching tools in history, able to take snapshots of the storm every minute.
The result? Some truly astonishing images.