NASA photo of Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

June 29, 2010

NASA photo of Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Originally uploaded by Paul Douroux

NASA image captured June 26, 2010

NASA’s Aqua satellite flew over the Gulf of Mexico on June 26 at 19:05 UTC (3:05 p.m. EDT) and the satellite’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument captured an image of the thickest part of the oil slick.

To see a close up of this image go to:

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

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is home to the nation’s largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study the Earth, the sun, our solar system, and the universe.

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