NASA Releases In-Depth Map of Beirut Explosion Damage

NASA Releases In-Depth Map of Beirut Explosion Damage

Different colored spots indicate the least to most damaged areas.


The August 4th Beirut explosion shook the world and devasted communities. In addition, the news coverage and social media posts surrounding the event have been ongoing and diverse.

We witnessed a physicist calculate the energy of the explosion from a bride's wedding dress and saw countless post their prayers for Lebanon. Now, NASA has released an in-depth map of the Beirut explosion damage that truly expresses the devastation caused in the city.

According to a press release, NASA's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team worked in collaboration with the Earth Observatory of Singapore to produce the image. They used satellite-derived synthetic aperture radar data to map the likely extent of damage from the blast.

Tags: Beirut, explosion, Nasa, Damage, Lebanon