Gulf Oil Disaster "Looks Very Scary", Says Astronaut

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"It looks very scary. It's not good. I really feel... not good about that." That's what the International Space Station Commander, cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, says about the Gulf's oil disaster. This is the last satellite image. Update: New image added.

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Captured by NASA's Aqua satellite, the image shows only part of the oil surface, with the Sun shining over. I've exaggerated the image contrast so you can clearly see the extend of the damage:

Illustration for article titled Gulf Oil Disaster Looks Very Scary, Says Astronaut
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Oleg is right: It is very scary. [NASA and Space.com]

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friedpeeps
FriedPeeps

So if global warming exists, would the oil reflect sunlight and help out? I mean ignoring all of the horrible side effects of this spill (I'm not trying to flame, I'm being serious here), could a little good come out of it? (assuming you believe in global warming)