The Life and Death Stakes of Weather in Space

Tornadoes, hurricanes, St. Elmo's fire: Earth is home to some amazing weather phenomena. But what's going on outside of our planet? NASA astronaut Leland Melvin takes us on a journey to outer space to learn about the extreme conditions that rage beyond our blue abode. From solar flares to great big storms with wind speeds swirling up to 400 miles per hour, suffice it to say that outer space is not for the faint of heart.

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This story is a part of our Planet Earth series. From mammals to insects and birds to reptiles, we share this great big world with all manner of creatures, large and small. Come with us to faraway places as we explore our great big planet and meet some of its wildest inhabitants.

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