by Annie Churdar in Video on Thursday 29 August 2013

After several years of service, the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-12) is being taken out of commission. It will no longer capture important weather information from above. So as tribute to its career, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) put together this fast motion video compilation of all the footage it ever took. That’s a full ten years of weather in three minutes. Yeah, this is what the satellite saw as its life flashed before its eyes.