The wildfires that have been burning for more than a week near Colorado Springs are the subject of this image. Captured using ASTER--that's the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, obviously--this false color image shows living vegetation in red and areas burned by the fire in brown.
To date, more than 18,000 acres have burned and the Waldo Canyon fire is the worst in Colorado history. The Terra satellite, which houses ASTER, is part of the Earth Observing System. To find out more, or see some more amazing satellite images, check out NASA's Earth Observatory. (h/t to Smithsonian Smartnews)