A plane flies through smoke early in the morning, carrying fire retardant to be dropped near Jefferson, Texas.

A picture taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station of east-central Texas highlights numerous smoke plumes caused by wildfires burning across the state.

Texas Wildfires

Diffuse smoke is moving offshore into the Gulf of Mexico at image bottom.    credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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