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NASA's MISR Images Gulf of Mexico Oil Slick

On April 22, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico sank in nearly 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) of water after an explosion that took place on April 20. This accident resulted in a significant oil spill from the well nearly a mile below the ocean surface. The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite acquired these images on May 1, 2010. NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team