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

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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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