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The Scope of the Smoke & Dust

Smoke Spreads from the Fires in Both Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City (Photo by Kevin Ready)

Tower 2 Collapses (Photo by Kevin Ready)

Tower 1 Collapses (Photo by Kevin Ready)

Smoke from the fallen towers blankets Manhattan
Smoke from the Fallen Towers Blankets Manhattan (Photo by Kevin Ready)

Smoke Plume: World Trade Center, New York City

Sept. 11-12, 2001

Images of New York City taken from the International Space Station
Sept. 11 - 12, 2001
click on photo for a larger view

The three images below are from the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA's Terra Satellite

Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

Winds were almost due North at the time, trailing the smoke plume south over New Jersey.

Band 1: 620 - 670 nm
Band 2: 841 - 876 nm
False-color image
True-Color Image, taken Sept. 12, 2001

More pictures of the smoke plumes from space available at BBC

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