Oil Slick Near Mississippi Delta May 1st View [detail]

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    NASA image acquired May 1, 2010.

    To see the full view image go to: www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/4575486714

    The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite captured a natural-color image. The oil slick appeared as a tangle of dull gray on the ocean surface, made visible to the satellite sensor by the sun’s reflection on the ocean surface. On May 1, most of the oil slick was southeast of the Mississippi Delta.

    Credit: NASA MODIS Rapid Response Team

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is home to the nation's largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study the Earth, the sun, our solar system, and the universe.

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    1. Lou F. 59 months ago | reply

      So sad.......

    2. ... ? [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

      all our problems would be solved if Hawkings Aliens would show up and eliminate humans...wait, that actually wont work :p

    3. Jesús VR 59 months ago | reply

      Is this the future of our oceans and seas?

    4. ProfePoncho 59 months ago | reply

      I think its the PRESENT =(

    5. ProfePoncho 59 months ago | reply

      Peat Moss Could Be New Tool for Oil-Spill Clean-Ups

      ScienceDaily (Apr. 29, 2010) — Kallak Torvstrøfabrikk in Trøgstad in eastern Norway has developed a peat moss mixture with unusually good absorbent qualities. The material could be a useful tool for clearing up oil-spills after minor incidents or major catastrophes.

      www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100427111453.htm

    6. TranceVelebit 59 months ago | reply

      Drill baby drill!
      Where is Sarah now?!

    7. Bullet76 59 months ago | reply

      Hopefully it will stay in the states and don't go down in the caribbean...

    8. PDQuesnell 59 months ago | reply

      The things I never knew about....

      rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/

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