Astronaut Snaps Image of Rim Fire from ISS

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Astronaut Karen Nyberg tweeted this photo of the Rim Fire from aboard the International Space Station Monday afternoon.

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NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg snapped a picture of the Rim Fire from aboard the International Space Station and posted it to her Twitter account Monday.

“Our orbit took us directly over California’s Rim Fire about an hour ago. Devastating. August 26,” Nyberg tweeted.

As of Tuesday morning, the fire had burned nearly 180,000 acres, including more than 20,000 inside Yosemite National Park.

In just 10 days of burning, the Rim Fire had become the seventh biggest wildfire in California history.

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