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Seen From Space: Super Typhoon Vongfong Churns Towards Japan

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Astronaut Reid Wiseman posted an image of Super Typhoon Vongfong in the western Pacific near Japan from International Space Station on Oct. 9.Reid Wiseman / NASA

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NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted an image of Super Typhoon Vongfong in the western Pacific Ocean from the International Space Station on Thursday commenting, "I've seen many from here, but none like this."

The most powerful storm of 2014 continues to swirl towards Japan with maximum winds of 165 mph and is expected to make landfall Monday night.

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