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In central Asia, spring time agricultural burning was detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite on May 11, 2003. Fires in south-central Russia (top) and Kazakhstan (bottom) were detected by MODIS and marked with red dots. Two of the West Siberian Plain´s great rivers can be seen at the top of the image: the Ob´ (top center) and the Irtysh (top left).
Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC