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Fires on Cape York Peninsula Australia
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Fires on Cape York Peninsula, Australia

February 6, 2013
On the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia, numerous large fires were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on the Aqua satellite on October 19, 2002. Burn scars are especially prominent on the western half of the Peninsula as dark brown patches against the dun-colored landscape. Credit: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC


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