A NASA satellite has captured an image of ship "tracks" forming off North America’s west coast. Credit: NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center.
From Live Science:
Although ships sail on the ocean, they can leave tracks in the sky. On Oct. 5, a NASA satellite snapped a shot of this phenomenon forming in a bank of clouds off North America’s west coast.
The white trails look vaguely like the condensation trails, or contrails, left behind by airplanes, but they actually result from ship exhaust.
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