Time-Lapse Video of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

NASA has produced a time-lapse video of the expanding Gulf of Mexico oil slick: “This short video reveals a space-based view of the burning oil rig and, later, the ensuing oil spill through May 24. The timelapse uses imagery from the MODIS instrument, on board NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites. The oil slick appears grayish-beige in the image and changes due to changing weather, currents, and use of oil dispersing chemicals.” Via Universe Today.

Previously: The New York Times’s Interactive Oil Spill Map; Mapping the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill; Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Update.