• Ajka, Hungary
  • Terra/ASTER
  • 10/11/2010

Why does the look river red?

In October 2010, a breached storage reservoir at an aluminum plant in Ajika, Hungary caused toxic sludge to eventually flow into the Danube River.

Imaging the Earth from more than 440 miles away

This image was captured by the joint NASA/Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) on-demand Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), one of five instruments on NASA's Terra Earth observing satellite.


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Volcanic Eruption of Mount Raung, Indonesia

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