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Ship Tracks

Ship tracks above the northern Pacific Ocean. NASA image captured July 3, 2010.


Satellite: Aqua


NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team


To learn more about MODIS go to: rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/?latest


To learn more about ship tracks go to: visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2370


To watch a video on ship tracks go to:



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Taken on July 3, 2010