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

NASA image acquired May 1, 2010.


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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


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Taken on May 1, 2010