Oil Slick in the Gulf of Mexico May 24th View

NASA image acquired May 24, 2010


Sunlight illuminated the lingering oil slick off the Mississippi Delta on May 24, 2010. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image the same day.


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  • mendhak PRO 5y

    Quick, someone put a no smoking sign there!
  • Nate PRO 5y

    I can't imagine how much worse it will get by August when the relief well will be drilled. They should take all of the profits from the relief well and donate it to a wildlife preservation organization. An absolute tragedy...
  • charissa1066 PRO 5y

    I used this image here:

    Many thanks for posting this image.
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