August 27, 2015
Aqua is a major international Earth Science satellite mission centered at NASA. Launched on May 4, 2002, the satellite has six different Earth-observing instruments on board and is named for the large amount of information being obtained about water in the Earth system from its stream of approximately 89 gigabytes of data a day. In this image taken last Saturday, fire smoke blankets the Northwest.
Information from the News and our advertisers (Want to add your business to this to this feed?)