SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Mars Mounds, Fausto Rages, More

SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Mars Mounds, Fausto Rages, More
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July 22, 2008—Hurricane Fausto rages in a whirling fury off the coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula in an image taken by NASA's Aqua satellite at the height of the storm's intensity.

Fausto's sustained winds were roaring up to 100 miles (161 kilometers) an hour on July 20, 2008, when this image was taken.

By July 21 the weakening storm was centered some 405 miles (650 kilometers) west-southwest of Cabo San Lucas and was not expected to make landfall.

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—Image by Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team/NASA GSFC
 
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