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Radar image of Gulf of Mexico spill
- Title Radar image of Gulf of Mexico spill
- Released 01/10/2010 11:41 am
- Copyright ESA
This Envisat radar image captures oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico after a drilling rig exploded and sank off the coasts of Louisiana and Mississippi, USA, on 22 April 2010. The oil spill is visible as a dark grey whirl in the bottom right. Envisat acquired this image with its Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar on 26 April.
- Id 240691