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On April 26, 2002, dozens of fires (red dots) were burning around Lake Baikal at the southern end of Russia’s Central Siberian Plateau. This image was acquired by NASA’s Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite.
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