Super Typhoon as Seen From Space

A perspective on chaos
Typhoon Haiyan (NASA, Karen L. Nyberg/AP)

Astronaut Karen Nyberg took this photo from the International Space Station on Saturday. Super Typhoon Haiyan has devastated the central Phillipines. On the ground, thousands are estimated dead, cities are destroyed, and there is mob rule. From space, though, it's eerily serene.

Typhoon Haiyan, as seen from the Aqua satellite November 8 as it passed over the Philippines (NASA/AP)

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