Detail from NASA / MODIS image taken from the Aqua satellite on April 25, 2010, showing oil slicks and sheen resulting from the Deepwater Horizon drill rig blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. Oil slick and sheen covers approximately 817 square miles, and reaches 50 miles from the point of origin (the damaged well on the seafloor). The last two positions of the rig before it sank, as seen on MODIS Terra and Aqua images on April 21, are indicated.
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