Orbital View: The Gulf Coast Oil Spill

By Nicole Allan

Via NASA's Aqua satellite:

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Look past the streaky clouds to the brown film underneath. The ruptured well is now thought to be leaking 5,000 barrels of oil a day, five times more than previous estimates.





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