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Latest NASA Satellite Image Shows Oil Monster

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posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 08:41 AM
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Well, today NASA released a new image take June 19th. The "thing" is a HUGE stringy, gooey, scary mess. Take a look.





Here's a link to the full size image: www.nasa.gov...

I have a question for the ATSers

They're claiming the amount of oil spilled wouldn't even fill the Superdome.

To me, this looks like a lot more oil than that. What do you think?



[edit on 22-6-2010 by OurskiesRpoisoned]




posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 08:47 AM
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Not_all of the oil that DID came out appears on the surface, alot of the oil does spread under the surface of the water... because of how DEEP the oil well IS, that is on the ocean floor.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 08:52 AM
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Ugh.

I read somewhere that most of the oil, particularly after the Corexit gets done with it, sinks.

Here's the article about the Super Dome.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 08:57 AM
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That is so nasty. It urks me what happens when people get greedy and irresponsible.

Now, Invest 93 is creeping closer to the gulf. Lets hope nothing comes of it.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 09:20 AM
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This picture appears to show a huge underwater plume.




posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 09:43 AM
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At the rate that the oil is spewing out there will probably be enough to fill every nfl stadium by the time it is stopped, it we arnt there already.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 10:36 AM
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Originally posted by dudly
At the rate that the oil is spewing out there will probably be enough to fill every nfl stadium by the time it is stopped, it we arnt there already.


Judging from the size of the spill in the image, I would suggest we are there already.

If I took a scale image of the Superdome, and put it into the spill area, you would have trouble even seeing it. Think about the size of the oil rigs and the tenders in the spill zone. You can't see those. They are huge machines.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 10:53 AM
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Yeah this picture has a 1000 words.

Great find.

I'm in South FL so I'll post on ATS as soon as I see it hit my docks.

I live right by the bay.
Although I think you may hear a louder voice coming from Key West before you do of mine.

Can someone outline the oil in the full scale image and re-post?

Kindly.

I'll do it if no one else does here by page 3.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 10:55 AM
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If that is the sheen of the oil floating around dis-coloring the water...
Looks like it fills the entire gulf region.


That's a whole lot of oil.
Impressive picture and depressing outlook.
I would imagine the Gulf should look blue. Not oily gray.


What a mess. This is how big I think it is.
Edited to add that half of this is reflected sunlight after closer examination!



I hope I'm wrong and that's not just oil sheen.
I hope it's just the reflection of the sun. Please.




(I love correcting myself)

[edit on 22-6-2010 by havok]



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 11:00 AM
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Yes However I'm thinking the sheen could be light from the sun. I can't tell.

But at least I know now I'm not the only one noticing how big this really is if that sheen is indeed oil.


Nice edit btw, Perfect timing too.



[edit on 22-6-2010 by jonathan0220]



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 11:02 AM
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If I get a chance, I will post a Gulf picture from a year ago and compare the two. Just to see the difference in reflected light from our Sun.

I seriously think it could be sheen from all that oil.
Maybe only 1mm thick, but still.



OK this is Katrina, which clearly shows a reflection similar to what is shown with my post above.

So...it's not all oil, just reflected light.
I will try to provide a better oil LEAK outline....

[edit on 22-6-2010 by havok]



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 11:11 AM
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It looks a bit larger than it does on the map cnn has up.

www.cnn.com...

No real surprise there though. Now they keep talking about if a hurricane hits... they should have been planning for that since the start! I'm betting some of that sludge gets tossed well past the beaches in at least a few places. I keep wondering how much it's going to affect the rest of the state and how quickly (I'm in the middle of Alabama by the way).



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 11:20 AM
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What a load of crap from CNN!



Here's what I gathered from the picture in closer examination.
Disregard the first picture, which is just a exaggerated reflection.

Yellow outline is CNN estimates. Source of CNN small 'leak'
Red outline is my guess according to a better look.

Clearly this spill is WAY bigger than what the news would have you believe.


Gotta love satellite imagery!






posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 11:21 AM
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I had mentioned in another thread about the possible size of the spill so far. Here's my formula:

BP now admits to 100,000 barrels a day, which it has probably been spweing since day 1.

100,000 x 42 = 4.2 million gallons per day
60 days worth of leakage = 2,520,000,000 gallons in 60 days.

If we divide that number in half because of the volume consisting of gasses, sand, dispersant, their ill attempt to funnel off ejecta from the BOP, it still shows that there would be 1,260,000,000 gallons in the gulf. Much of it would still be underwater due to the emulsification of the dispersant. I believe the photos are consistent with a billion gallon spill, don't you?



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 11:24 AM
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Originally posted by havok
If that is the sheen of the oil floating around dis-coloring the water...
Looks like it fills the entire gulf region.


That's a whole lot of oil.
Impressive picture and depressing outlook.
I would imagine the Gulf should look blue. Not oily gray.


What a mess. This is how big I think it is.



I hope I'm wrong and that's not just oil sheen.
I hope it's just the reflection of the sun. Please.





It is hard to tell which is sheen, and which is reflection.

If you drop a drop of oil in a swimming pool, the entire pool will cover with a light sheen.

I would suggest the entire gulf has some sheen, we just don't always see it in the satellite images due to the sun light reflection, and maybe some editing?



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 11:26 AM
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Can anyone tell me how many ppm oil/water that would equal out to according to this page?

www.epa.gov...

Third paragraph down, at the end of the paragraph (under Depth):

"The mean (average) water depth of the Gulf is ~1,615 m and the basin contains a volume of 2,434,000 cubic kilometers of water (6.43 * 1017 or 643 quadrillion gallons)."

From the same page, just fyi:

"The Mississippi River deposits more than 3.3 million gallons of water into the Gulf every second.

The Mississippi River contributes more than 90 percent of the fresh water entering the Gulf."



[edit on 22-6-2010 by ganja]



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 11:38 AM
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But you can't see it on the 20th or 21st.

Here's the link to all of the satellite images. Would have been nice to include in the op.

rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov...



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 11:43 AM
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Originally posted by havok
What a load of crap from CNN!



Here's what I gathered from the picture in closer examination.
Disregard the first picture, which is just a exaggerated reflection.

Yellow outline is CNN estimates. Source of CNN small 'leak'
Red outline is my guess according to a better look.

Clearly this spill is WAY bigger than what the news would have you believe.


Gotta love satellite imagery!





This is my take on it. Although clouds blur most of the SW portion, you can tell it is large.

Green= main oil body

Red= Sun's sheen

Similar to what you just posted, sorry.




posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 12:14 PM
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Originally posted by OuttaTime
I had mentioned in another thread about the possible size of the spill so far. Here's my formula:

BP now admits to 100,000 barrels a day, which it has probably been spweing since day 1.

100,000 x 42 = 4.2 million gallons per day
60 days worth of leakage = 2,520,000,000 gallons in 60 days.

If we divide that number in half because of the volume consisting of gasses, sand, dispersant, their ill attempt to funnel off ejecta from the BOP, it still shows that there would be 1,260,000,000 gallons in the gulf. Much of it would still be underwater due to the emulsification of the dispersant. I believe the photos are consistent with a billion gallon spill, don't you?


If you don't mind, may I use your guesstimate and math to paint a picture

1,260,000,000 gallons = 28,000,000 barrels

An average barrel count for an eighteen wheel taker is roughly
between 120 barrels to 150 barrels (for waste and fresh water).

28,000,000 barrels divided by 125 (average tractor-trailer tank)
=224,000 tank trucks

average tractor trailer length with tanker is about 60 ft.

224,000 tractor trailers parked bumper to bumper would stretch appox.
40 miles.

ugly picture...



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 03:37 PM
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Originally posted by rival

Originally posted by OuttaTime
I had mentioned in another thread about the possible size of the spill so far. Here's my formula:



If you don't mind, may I use your guesstimate and math to paint a picture

1,260,000,000 gallons = 28,000,000 barrels

An average barrel count for an eighteen wheel taker is roughly
between 120 barrels to 150 barrels (for waste and fresh water).

28,000,000 barrels divided by 125 (average tractor-trailer tank)
=224,000 tank trucks

average tractor trailer length with tanker is about 60 ft.

224,000 tractor trailers parked bumper to bumper would stretch appox.
40 miles.

ugly picture...


It's ugly alright. We can make it just as ugly by picturing 850 SuperTankers ( carrying 1.5 million gallons) all dumping oil at one time in the same place. Either way, these numbers are just mindboggling, not to mention ridiculously insane! BP will go bankrupt cleaning this mess up.



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