Volcanologists are going gaga over stunning images of a volcanic eruption, captured by chance as the International Space Station orbited the earth. The rare photos, which show Sarychev Peak, located in the Kuril Island chain near Japan, erupting on June 12, and sending a massive ash mass ripping through the clouds. Those who study volcanoes say the images offer unique insight into the eruption process.
Volcanic eruption caught on camera
Chance spotting by International Space Station offers new insight
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