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Bushfires in northern Australia were ongoing as of May 1, 2002. This image of the fires (red dots) detected by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite was acquired on May 1, 2002.
Please note that the high-resolution scene provided here is 500 meters per pixel. For a copy of this scene at the sensor's fullest resolution, visit the MODIS Rapidfire site.
Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC