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Gulf Oil Spill, April 2010
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A satellite image of the oil slick which ocurred when the oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and and then sank on April 20th, 2010. Of its crew of 126, 11 are missing and presumed dead. The rig was owned by Transocean Ltd. and operated by BP, which is responsible for the cleanup. This image of the Gulf Coast and near-shore waters was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite on April 21.
May 30th, 2013
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