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The Woolsey Fire in Southern California has left a scar on the landscape so large that it is easily visible from space. As of Monday, Cal Fire reported that the fire was 94 percent contained and had burned almost 97,000 acres (152 square miles).

One day earlier, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this view of the burn scar. Other NASA satellite data have contributed to preliminary burn severity maps for this area, which help fire managers plan for recovery across the burned area.

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