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MODIS detected several fires burning in Alaska on May 24, 2002. At the bottom of the image, the Alaska Range is still covered in snow.
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