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May 17, 2010

Gulf oil gusher - today's view from orbit

NASA/TerraHere's the latest NASA photo from orbit of oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon leak.

It was taken just after noon today (Monday 5/17) by the Terra Earth-Observing Satellite.

The oil slick appears dull gray, stretching from the tip of the Mississippi River delta out into the Gulf.  

This link will take you to a NASA oil slick image gallery.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 5:26 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Cool pictures
        

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Absolutely disgusting! When is Obama going to demand that they stop this? Park a freakin' trident sub on that thing. We're still sending shuttles into space, but we can't stop a leak in a pipe in the ocean?

As an aside, the Space Station will be making another pass over the oil spille area and Baltimore, incidentially, within the next hour or so, according to:

http://www.n2yo.com/

Never mind. Too late. It passed to the right of D.C. and went over Shady Side, the Bay Bridge and on towards DE, NJ, Long Island, Providence, south of Boston and out to sea.

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Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff
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