Startling View of the Gulf Oil Slick

from NASA:

“On Saturday, June 19, 2010, oil spread northeast from the leaking Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil appears as a maze of silvery-gray ribbons in this photo-like image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite.”

To echo Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy, Damn.

That is a lot of oil in a lot of ocean.