It was one thing hearing that the astronauts on the Space Station could see the smoke
plume from yesterday's attack on the World Trade Center. It's another to see the photos.
NASA photos from the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on the Terra Sattelite
show the plume of dust and smoke very clearly. It's surprising how far and wide this
shroud extends. The cloud goes directly south to New Jersey. Terra is about three times
farther up in space than the Space Shuttle; it's certainly no surprise that the cloud
would be a naked-eye object to the Space Station workers.