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Jet Propulsion Laboratory: NASA's ECOSTRESS Detects Amazon Fires From Space

Aug 28, 2019 - Targeted News Service

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory issued the following news:

NASA's Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) captured imagery of fires in the Amazon regions of Brazil and Bolivia on Aug. 23, 2019.

The red areas in the images - in eastern Bolivia and northern Brazil - are where surface temperatures exceeded the maximum measurable temperature of the instrument's sensor (approximately 220 degrees Fahrenheit, or 104 degrees Celsius), highlighting the...