Image of the Day: World Trade Center Attack on 9/11 from Space

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SPOT satellite image of Manhattan taken  an altitude of 822 km on September 11 at 11:55 AM EST, 3 hours after two planes crashed into the World Trade Center. The colors result from the use of infrared bands to identify the actual fire hot spots near the base of the smoke plume.

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