Ravages of War

Ravages of War
  • Credit:

    NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team
Inky-black smoke pours into the atmosphere from burning oil wells in this 1991 natural-color image of Kuwait. As defeated Iraqi military forces retreated from Kuwait, they set fire to oil wells in their wake.

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  • Data Date:

    February 22, 1991
  • Visualization Date:

    May 21, 2012
  • Sensor(s):

    Landsat 5 - TM
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