What a tornado scar looks like from space

This is an image from Landsat 5 taken on June fifth, showing what the scar from the EF3 tornado that tore through Massachusetts on June first looks like from 438 miles up in space.

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The annotated version of the image points out the town of Sturbridge along with I-90 and I-84 to help you get your bearings. The total length of the track is nearly 40 miles through southwest Massachusetts.

These images were taken by Landsat 5, an observation satellite that's been creating an archive of the Earth's surface for the last 27 years. You can find lots more imagery of everything from fires to floods to erupting volcanoes at the Landsat event image archive, here.

NASA, via New Scientist

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