Oil Streaks in Gulf of Mexico – GeoEye Satellite Images Featured in Article

This half-metre resolution satellite image features a portion of the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico. Streaks of oil blown by wind and currents can easily be seen against the darker coloured water. In the mean time, ROVs have capped the riser pipe leading from the rig and the cofferdam developed to catch the leaking oil is on its way to be positioned…The image was taken by the GeoEye-1 satellite from 423 miles in space on 29th April 2010 as it moved from north to south over the United States at a speed of four miles per second.

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GeoEye is a leading source of geospatial information and insight for decision makers and analysts who need a clear understanding of our changing world to protect lives, manage risk and optimize resources. Each day, organizations in defense and intelligence, public safety, critical infrastructure, energy, and online media rely on GeoEye’s imagery, tools and expertise to support important missions around the globe. Widely recognized as a pioneer in high-resolution satellite imagery, GeoEye has evolved into a complete provider of geospatial intelligence solutions. GeoEye’s ability to collect, process and analyze massive amounts of geospatial data allows our customers to quickly see precise changes on the ground and anticipate where events may occur in the future. GeoEye is a public company listed on NASDAQ as GEOY and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with more than 700 employees worldwide. View all posts by webmastergeoeye

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