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NASA astronaut captures ‘life-threatening’ Hurricane Barry from space

NASA has photographed Hurricane Barry from space as it barrels towards Louisiana.

The “life-threatening” storm was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane today as sustained winds speeds hit a deadly 75mph.

NASA astronaut Christina Koch took the photo of Barry from the International Space Station, which orbits Earth.

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She shared it on Twitter where it was shared 1,600 times.

“I think people often forget we live on a gigantic mud rock floating in infinite space,” said one user appreciatively.

“Fake picture. Earth is flat”

Flat-earther

“Sometimes I forget how beautiful this spinning mudball really is,” added another.

However, the inspiring post also gathered traction in the “flat Earth” community.

One truth-seeker said: “That is what they tell you – spins 1,200 miles per hour and yet lake waters are still”.”

“Fake picture. Earth is flat,” said another disbeliever.

A self-described “truth warrior” added: “The earth is flat. Always CGI.”

Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center has updated its advice for people living in Hurricane Barry’s path, with the storm expected to make landfall in hours.

It warned of a “dangerous storm surge, heavy rains, and wind conditions occurring across the north-central Gulf coast”.

The agency added: “Life-threatening, significant flash flooding and river flooding will become increasingly likely later today and tonight as Barry moves inland, especially across portions of south-central and southeast Louisiana into Mississippi.

“The slow movement of Barry will result in a long duration heavy rainfall and flood threat from Sunday into next week extending from the central Gulf Coast north across the Lower to Mid Mississippi Valley Valley and portions of the Tennessee Valley.

“Hurricane conditions are occurring within portions of the Hurricane Warning area along the Louisiana coast.

“Tropical storm conditions will continue along much of the Louisiana coast and spread inland across much of the Louisiana coast and spread inland across portions of the lower Mississippi Valley where tropical storm warnings are in place.”

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