10 volcanic eruptions as seen from space

What’s cooler than watching a volcano blow its top? Watching the event through the safety of satellite images from space, as evidenced in these striking pictures from NASA’s archives.

Text by Chelsea Lin | Photo editing by Mike Hipple

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Aug 18, 2014 6:46PM
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I'd  like to let off a head of steam, as portrayed in the above NASA Picture, and let all our GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL'S (FROM TOP DOWN) know what I think about the way they are running our country and ruining OUR CREDITABILITY.  However,  with a president who mocks opinions, and cannot give a speech without reading it, I feel all we can do is hope or better yet, pray for those who love the CONSTITUTION AND THE USA to BAN TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF OUR NATION! 
Jun 26, 2014 6:59PM
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It looks like Obama blowing his top when the supreme court sided with congress today and shut him down. Totally caught the showboat off guard, I love it!
May 30, 2014 1:48AM
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Amazing point of view from space, that's for sure. I just hope that one day people wont be looking at picture's of Yellow Stone in this condition..
Mar 13, 2014 6:38AM
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Pagan Island looks like there should be dinosaurs on it.
Mar 7, 2014 1:41AM
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Too bad they didn't have a satellite picture of Mount St. Helen's when it blew. That would've been cool.
Feb 15, 2014 4:01PM
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Holly crap Bruch Swanson, you still haven't got over George Bush. Man, you are really sick, even obama has moved on... Hillary, or anyone else, might be a relief  after all these years of lies, fabrication, and distortions,if we even have a country worth saving in 3 more years...and she hasn't been with Biill too long and picked up his lying ways,,,  remember "I didn't have sex with that woman",  with eyes squinted...
Jan 30, 2014 10:03PM
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Despite the enormous emissions output of the world's volcanoes, our globe constantly is cleaning itself, thanks to the effects of wind and water on the environment.
Jan 30, 2014 9:58PM
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The total output of the world's volcanos over the past 100 years dwarfs the total output of man and his various machines & factories. The earth is self-cleaning, thanks to wind and water.
Nov 18, 2013 7:52PM
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I don't know where I am gonna go when the volcano blows!
Nov 18, 2013 6:50PM
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I think that it shows very well that man is only a contributing factor to climate change. See the new volcano they have just discovered in Antarctica. When it goes off and melts the ice over it, much of the ice sheet will just slip into the ocean. The displacement will raise sea levels considerably. And the El Nino is probably caused by submarine volcanoes in the western Pacific "ring of fire". We should never pollute, but climate change is inevitable. We must learn to deal with it. Stop building in flood zones. put more coastal areas into natural barrier condition (like mangrove swamp where climactically possible). Why not dig a channel from the Med to the Qatar depression and make it a big mangrove swamp. That would do wonders for the Egyptian climate/economy and drop sea levels by an inch or two. Do the same in the Australian below-sea-level wilderness, and I wouldn't miss Death Vally either!.   
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