10 wildfires as seen from space
Sun, Jun 03, 2012 at 3:23 PM
NASA’s Earth-observing satellites have circled our globe for more than a decade, providing pertinent information on wildfires around the planet. Why is NASA pointing its lens back at Earth in search of fire? Firefighters use the information to battle fires, while scientists look at fires’ impact on our planet’s climate and ecosystems. Two of the flagship Earth-observing satellites are Terra and Aqua, which have circled the planet for the past 10 years and these images highlight some of their work.