06/04/2012 04:10 pm ET

10 Wildfires As Seen From Space: As The World Burns

Two of the flagship Earth-observing satellites are Terra and Aqua, which have circled the planet for the past 10 years. NASA says these satellites have “detected more than 40 million actively burning fires and observed nearly 10 billion acres of charred land during tens of thousands of orbits.”

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