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This two-minute video by NASA shows a space-based view of the burning Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the horrifying oil spill that has followed. The images--taken using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument--were hand-picked to best showcase the disaster. The images begin with the oil rig explosion and run through May 24th.

Read the full story: NASA Releases Time-Lapse Video of Gulf Oil Spill

Image credit: NASA

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