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Fires in Northeastern Australia Seen From Space (Photo of the Day)

Fires throughout the northeastern Australian state of Queensland have been captured by the  Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on board NASA’s Terra satellite this past Sunday, with several blazes clearly visible due to the smoke pouring into the atmosphere and being swept northeast.

“The strong winds have been causing us problems over the last couple of weeks, with dry conditions and no rainfall forecast for several weeks,” said Superintendent Ian Thomas from the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS). “We have to make sure these fires are contained and they don’t spread.”

Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center




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