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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.


To see a detail of this image go here: www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/4639541094/


To learn more go to: www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/oil-creep.html


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Uploaded on May 25, 2010