The Rim Fire Seen via Satellite (IMAGE) Georgia Institute of Technology Caption A NASA plane stocked with an orchestra of instrumentation flew a team of researchers through the turbulent plumes of wildfires, including the Rim Fire, the third-largest wildfire in California's history. Credit NASA Jeff Schmaltz LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team, GSFC Usage Restrictions Government public domain press handout. Must give proper credit. License Licensed content 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.