A satellite in space has captured a dramatic view of a huge plume of dark smoke drifting away from Tianjin, China in the aftermath of a series of explosions that left at least 112 people dead

Scientists using data from the Himawari-8 satellite have produced an animation of the smoke from the blasts drifting toward the sea on August 12

The animation itself begins hours after the explosions, and it appears to drift across the Bohai Sea for more than 150 miles in the animation, according to Tom Yulsman at Discover Magazine

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Animation shows aftermath of deadly Chinese explosion from space