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NOAA GOES-U Art Challenge Finalists Announced

June 4, 2024
Computer graphic of paintbrush painting galaxy

In May 2024, NOAA SciJinks and NASA Space Place released its monthly art challenge! They called on young explorers to draw how they imagined lightning looks, either within the clouds or striking the ground, from above the sky or from their window. The GOES-U satellite will help scientists “see” lightning and predict where it will strike, helping meteorologists forecast the path of hurricanes, how strong severe thunderstorms can become, and when tornadoes will form. 

Thank you to everyone who participated! There were hundreds of submissions, below are the top 23.

The GOES-U satellite arrived in Florida on January 23, 2024, to begin final preparations for launch, which is currently scheduled for Tuesday, June 25, 2024.

Stay informed as GOES-U moves closer to launch by visiting the NOAA GOES-U launch page.