Pyrocumulus Cloud Billows From N.M. Fire (image) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Caption On June 12, 2013, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the Silver fire burning east of Silver City, N.M. In addition to producing gray smoke plumes, the fire spawned a pyrocumulus cloud -- a tall, cauliflower-shaped cloud that billowed up above the smoke. Credit NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Caption by Adam Voiland. Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.