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December 8, 2017
 

NASA’s science aircraft flies over Thomas Fire in California

NASA photograph by Stu Broce

During an engineering flight test of the Cloud-Aerosol Multi-Angle Lidar (CAMAL) instrument, a view from NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s ER-2 aircraft shows smoke plumes, from roughly 65,000 feet, produced by the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, Calif., around 1 p.m., PST, on Dec. 5th, 2017. As of Dec. 6, authorities state 65,000 acres have been burned and the fire remains zero percent contained.




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NASA Sponsors Antelope Valley’s Inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition

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