NASA Satellite Images of Oil Spill {One Year On} – PlanetSave

NASA Satellite Images of Oil Spill {One Year On}

A year on from the catastrophic explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the ensuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and news still abounds regarding the cause and affect the spill has had on the region and its inhabitants, human and otherwise.

Following the oil spill, NASA satellites provided us with images depicting just how far and fast and wide the oil was spreading. Now, thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory, those images have been put into a great video which shows the sequence of events.

Along with the video are a series of links that shed more light and give a greater picture on what happened, courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory. Over 45 satellite images have been collated here, of the oil slick as it grew from April 21 to July 28, 2010. And a handy FAQ page has been set up here with some great answers to common questions, specifically regarding the imagery NASA provided.

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