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@ 2005-10-23 00:03:32
More likely a gas flare-off.
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@ 2006-01-11 12:58:49
This is the Ar-Rawdatayn Oil Field. Depending on when the sat was taken, it appears this field did have a major fire in late 2001 or early 2002:
http://solutions.synearth.net/2002/02/08
See photo of this field (south is up) taken by shuttle astronauts in 2001:
http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=STS039&roll=609&frame=59
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