Oil Slick in the Gulf of Mexico May 24th [Detail]
NASA image acquired May 24, 2010
On May 24, 2010, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this false-color, high-resolution view of the very tip of the Mississippi River Delta. Ribbons and patches of oil that have leaked from the Deepwater Horizon well offshore are silver against the light blue color of the adjacent water. Vegetation is red.
To learn more about this image go to: earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=44078
To learn more about the oil spill go to: www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/oil-creep.html
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