Timelapse: Indonesian Volcanoes at Day and Night by Thierry Legault

by Nancy Atkinson August 18, 2014

Here’s a beautiful new timelapse from the extremely talented astrophotographer Thierry Legault. He recently traveled to Java Island in Indonesia to the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park and shot imagery and footage of two active volcanoes, both during the day and at night. The views are absolutely stunning. “At night, the activity of the sky, nature (volcanoes, […]

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New Image Captures one of the Brightest Volcanoes Ever Seen in the Solar System

by Shannon Hall August 4, 2014

Jupiter’s innermost moon, Io — with over 400 active volcanoes, extensive lava flows and floodplains of liquid rock — is by far the most geologically active body in the Solar System. But last August, Io truly came alive with volcanism. Three massive volcanic eruptions led astronomers to speculate that these presumed rare outbursts were much […]

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Awesome ‘Sideways’ View from Space of the Erupting Kliuchevskoi Volcano

by Nancy Atkinson December 2, 2013

We’ve seen some great views from space of erupting volcanoes, like Pavlov, Shiveluch, and Nabro. While most of the views from space look straight down in a in a nadir view, this photo was taken from the International Space Station with an oblique or sideways viewing angle. This provides a three-dimensional-type view, similar to what […]

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Volcanic Blast Forms New Island Near Japan

by Nancy Atkinson November 21, 2013

A volcanic eruption is creating a tiny new island off the coast of Japan. The Japanese Coast Guard snapped images and video of the eruption taking place, showing the new island being formed. Footage showed heavy smoke, ash and rocks spewing from the volcanic crater. As of this writing, experts say the small island is […]

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Ancient ‘Supervolcanoes’ Lurk On Mars And Once Showered Planet In Ash: Study

by Elizabeth Howell October 2, 2013

Once-active “supervolcanoes” in northern Mars likely spewed ash and dust thousands of miles away, producing powdery deposits noticed by the NASA’s Curiosity and Opportunity rovers closer to the equator, a new study suggests. Elizabeth Howell on Google+

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