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segunda-feira, 23 de maio de 2011

@BreakingScience satellites capture shots of #volcanic

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

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: