Artist's concept of the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM, bottom box) mounted to the European space laboratory ...


As if they don't already have enough on their plate, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are turning storm chasers. On April 13, a 16-m (52-ft) remote controlled robotic arm installed the 314-kg (692-lb) Space Storm Hunter instrument package on Europe's Columbus laboratory module, where it will make an extensive survey of terrestrial thunderstorms.

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