Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
NASA Satellites Eye Gulf Oil Spill

On April 20, 2010, an oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico left a dozen workers missing and several more critically injured and started a large fire that was churning out smoke days later. These images of the Gulf Coast and near-shore waters were captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS).

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