Incredible images of Hurricane Dorian were captured from the Space Station

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The terrifying hurricane Dorian was "captured" in stunning images by European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano.

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"Zoom in on Tropical Storm Dorian," Parmitano wrote on Twitter last Sunday (Sept. 1), while sharing photos of the massive category 5 storm.

Luca Parmitano @astro_luca Zoom dentro la tempesta Dorian. Zoom into tropical storm Dorian. #MissionBeyond // 7:32 PM - Sep 1, 2019 3.7K 742

Currently, the hurricane is stalled on Grand Bahama Island in the northern Bahamas, where forecasters predict it will remain for much of the day, and then, if forecasts are correct, will travel north along the Florida coast, arriving in Georgia next Thursday.

This photo animation by European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano zooms in on the eye of Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm seen from the International Space Station on Sept. 1, 2019.

At the moment, the NHC is calling Dorian "extremely dangerous" due to the strong winds that have classified it as a Category 5 storm and the heavy rain and thunderstorms the hurricane is causing.

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Grand Bahama Island could see waves between 5.5 and 7 meters above normal tide levels caused by the storm, according to the NHC forecast.

How strong can a hurricane get?

How much faster could hurricane winds blow? A hurricane gains strength by using warm water as fuel. As the Earth's climate warms, the oceans may also get warmer. And, as some scientists predict, hurricanes may become stronger. In particular, researchers have found that the strongest storms should become even more intense asthat the planet warms up, Live Science reported .

By the end of the 21st century, human-caused global warming will likely increase hurricane intensity by an average of 2 to 11 percent, according to a review by NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, revised Aug. 30, 2017.

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