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Weather satellites capture shots of volcanic plume blasting through clouds

Posted by Anonymous on May 24, 2011

Just in case you forgot that the Earth is one of the most geologically active worlds in the solar system*, the Icelandic volcano Grimsvötn has sent a very loud reminder: after seven years of relative inactivity, the volcano woke up on Saturday, rocketing a plume 11 kilometers (7 miles) into the air. The ash column blasted through the cloud layer, and was seen by weather satellites in space! Check out this amazing animation:

via Weather satellites capture shots of volcanic plume blasting through clouds | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine.

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