NASA Satellite Time Lapse Images of Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

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.

What almost looks Photoshopped, the oil slick appears grayish in the images and is changing due to weather, ocean currents and the use of toxic dispersing chemicals. And let’s not forget how the estimates of the oil spill keep increasing (see the infographic below).

Thanks Treehugger