California's Woolsey Fire has left a burn scar so big you can see it from space

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While the Woolsey Fire burning in Southern California has been 98 percent contained as of Tuesday night, it's left a huge mark on the landscape.

According to the state's fire services, the wildfire has burned almost 97,000 acres, an area so vast you can see it from space.

NASA shared an image of the "burn scar" taken on Nov. 18 using the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) that sits on on the space agency’s Terra satellite.

Burned vegetation in the area appears brown, while green indicates unburned vegetation. Buildings and roads are light gray and white. According to NASA, the colors have been altered to look more natural. Read more...

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