The awesome power of volcanos, seen from space

A number of extremely active volcanos have been steadily erupting across the world over the past few weeks. Their spewing lava, gas, and ash can often be seen for miles surround the eruption sites—and sometimes from outer space.

Here’s what that destructive power looks like, from the point of view of NASA astronauts and satellites orbiting earth.

Russia’s Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano erupting in 1994, seen from the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Russia’s Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano erupting in 1994, seen from the Space Shuttle Endeavour. NASA Russia’s Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano erupting in 1994, seen from the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Hawaii’s Kilauea, seen erupting in May of 2018. Hawaii’s Kilauea, seen erupting in May of 2018. Drew Feustel/NASA Hawaii’s Kilauea, seen erupting in May of 2018. An eruption of Italy’s Mount Etna, seen in 2001 from the International Space Station. An eruption of Italy’s Mount Etna, seen in 2001 from the International Space Station. NASA An eruption of Italy’s Mount Etna, seen in 2001 from the International Space Station. The Pavlof volcano in Alaska, seein from the International Space Station in 2013. The Pavlof volcano in Alaska, seein from the International Space Station in 2013. NASA The Pavlof volcano in Alaska, seein from the International Space Station in 2013. Russia’s Shiveluch volcano, seen in 2010. Russia’s Shiveluch volcano, seen in 2010. NASA Russia’s Shiveluch volcano, seen in 2010. Ash plume from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano Ash plume from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano in 2010. NASA Ash plume from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano in 2010. Papua New Guinea’s Rabaul volcano seen in 1994 from the space shuttle Discovery. Papua New Guinea’s Rabaul volcano seen in 1994 from the space shuttle Discovery. NASA Papua New Guinea’s Rabaul volcano seen in 1994 from the space shuttle Discovery. Papua New Guinea’s Manam Volcano released a thin, faint plume on June 16, 2010. Papua New Guinea’s Manam Volcano released a thin, faint plume on June 16, 2010. NASA Papua New Guinea’s Manam Volcano released a thin, faint plume on June 16, 2010. A closer view of the Puyehue-Cordon volcano. A closer view of the Puyehue-Cordon volcano. NASA A closer view of the Puyehue-Cordon volcano. Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon Caulle in 2011, seen by the Terra satellite. Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon Caulle in 2011, seen by the Terra satellite. NASA Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon Caulle in 2011, seen by the Terra satellite. Mexico’s Popo volcano, seen in 2001 from the International Space Station. Mexico’s Popo volcano, seen in 2001 from the International Space Station. NASA Mexico’s Popo volcano, seen in 2001 from the International Space Station. An array of dormant volcanos in Papua New Guinea. An array of dormant volcanos in Papua New Guinea. NASA An array of dormant volcanos in Papua New Guinea.



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