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Erupting Volcano As Seen From The ISS

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Since we’ve been talking about taking pictures of outer space, it only seems right that we share an incredible picture taken from outer space. This photo, taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station, shows the incredible vantage point they were privy to in 2009 when they witnessed an eruption of the highly active Sarychev Volcano.

According to NASA, the ash from the volcanic blast was so hot that it actually caused the cool air at cloud level to part, giving this stunning view of the blast extending out into the atmosphere, framed by the parting clouds.

Here’s a multi-shot video to complement the photo at the top:

(via PictureCorrect)


Image credits: Photography by NASA


 
 
  • http://www.facebook.com/leoabreuphoto Leonardo Abreu

    Holy s****

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hugo-Cuellar-Rodriguez/1152014235 Hugo Cuellar Rodriguez

    WHOAAAA GUYS we got this awesome equipment, lets just record for 9 seconds.

  • brandon

    incredible.

  • pwalk

    Why is there a perfect circle around this volcano? Whats the white stuff directly above the volcano?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ioannicolae Ioan Nicolae

    Are you sure that’s not the blast of the North-Korean nuke? :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/zosxavius Zos Xavius

    Probably water vapor and gasses.

  • Opinion1969

    Read the article. “According to NASA, the ash from the volcanic blast was so hot that it actually caused the cool air at cloud level to part, giving this stunning view of the blast extending out into the atmosphere, framed by the parting clouds.”

  • pwalk

    It looks like an atom bomb. I looked at a lot of volcano pictures. First of this type