Hurricane Maria, which led to the deaths of more than 4,600 people in Puerto Rico, churns through the Atlantic Ocean in September 2018. | NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Here's How the International Space Station Aids Hurricane Hunters

June 1 is the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, and ISS instruments help scientists on Earth track the potentially deadly storms.

Hurricane hunter reconnaissance aircraft | NOAA/US Air Force
Paul C. Joss, professor emeritus of physics at MIT and principal investigator of CyMISS | Visidyne