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The awesome power of volcanos, seen from space

An ash cloud visible from space.
By Johnny Simon
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

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.

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