Contact: Stephen Cole
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: At 3 p.m. EDT on May 18, NASA's Aqua satellite swept over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill from its vantage point in space and the moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer instrument captured sunglints in a visible image of the spill.
Credit: NASA Goddard/ MODIS Rapid Response Team
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