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California Wildfires from Space
Robert Mackey (The Lede, NY Times)
Smoke from California wildfires captured on Sunday by NASA’s Terra satellite. The Station Fire began last week in the Angeles National Forest just above the city, close to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team).
As my colleagues Randal Archibold and Sharon Otterman report, firefighters in California are still trying to get wildfires that started last week under control. On Monday, The Lede pointed to several views of the fires posted online. On Tuesday, the Web site Space Fellowship drew our attention to the photograph posted above, which is a view of the fires from space. This image was recorded on Sunday by a satellite camera managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is located in Pasadena, not far from the Angeles National Forest where one of the fires started. A larger version of the image is available from JPL... More>>
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