Gulf Oil Slick

NASA releases satellite photos of the oil slick on only an occasional basis, but they gave us a good one as of yesterday afternoon. It’s difficult to get a clear picture of the oil slick from tens of thousand miles overhead. We’ve all seen a light sheen of oil in water puddles or off the back of an outboard motor. In order to see that oil sheen, one has to be at the right angle with the right amount of light. Now imagine trying to do that from a satellite making a pass over the area! With the bulk of…