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NASA satellite image shows huge extent of wildfire smoke

NASA satellite image shows huge extent of wildfire smoke

NASA has posted a dramatic image taken from space showing the huge amount of smoke billowing from the devastating wildfires burning in parts of the Western U.S. The image (below) was taken this week by the space agency’s Terra satellite around 440 miles above Earth. The red marks indicate where the wildfires are currently burning from Washington down to California, with the resulting smoke — the browner section in the middle of the image — drifting westward toward the Pacific Ocean.

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