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Massive Oil Spill Hits US Gulf Coast

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The MODIS image on the Terra satellite captured a wide-view natural-color image of the oil slick (outlined in white) just off the Louisiana coast, 29 Apr 2010. (NASA Image)
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The MODIS image on the Terra satellite captured a wide-view natural-color image of the oil slick (outlined in white) just off the Louisiana coast, 29 Apr 2010. (NASA Image)

A boat makes its way through crude oil that has leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico near New Orleans, Louisiana, 28 Apr 2010. (AFP Image)
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A boat makes its way through crude oil that has leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico near New Orleans, Louisiana, 28 Apr 2010. (AFP Image)

A clean-up worker laying booms beside a fragile wetlands near the town of Venice that is in the path of the oil spill that is creeping towards the coast of Louisiana, 29 Apr 2010. (AFP Image)
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A clean-up worker laying booms beside a fragile wetlands near the town of Venice that is in the path of the oil spill that is creeping towards the coast of Louisiana, 29 Apr 2010. (AFP Image)

An oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico comes within 20 miles of barrier islands and beaches in Louisiana, 27 Apr 2010. (NASA Image)
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An oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico comes within 20 miles of barrier islands and beaches in Louisiana, 27 Apr 2010. (NASA Image)

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