1,000 Words: Oil Slick In The Gulf Of Mexico, As Seen From Outer Space

Oil spill, from Space

hide captionThe oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, on Saturday, June 19, taken by NASA's Terra satellite.

MODIS Rapid Response Team/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NASA offers this spectroradiometer image, courtesy of the MODIS Rapid Response Team, of the Gulf of Mexico, as seen from NASA's Terra satellite.

According to NASA, "the location of the leaking well is marked with a white dot."

North of the well, a spot of black may be smoke; reports from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say that oil and gas continue to be captured and burned as part of the emergency response efforts.

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