Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: 35 Days From Space

From Our Universe Visualized on YouTube:

The MODIS instrument, on board NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites, is capturing images of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The spill began on April 20, 2010 with the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. This short video reveals a space-based view of the burning oil rig and, later, the ensuing oil spill through May 24, 2010. The oil slick appears grayish-beige in the images and changes due to changing weather, ocean currents, and the use of oil dispersing chemicals. Images in the video time series were selected that show the spill most clearly. The full image archive is available on the MODIS Rapid Response Web site at

via MotherJones

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  • stephe wickens says:

    If you dont like the oil spilll in the gulf of mexico get rid of yoyr mutual stock. If you owne a mutuial stock in your 401K you re part of the problem.
    proxy up and rule your company.You all want money from your investments so buck up

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