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Supervolcanoes Will Not End Earth in 2012, Probably

November 17th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

In what life was probably like prior to the coming of the year 2000, every man and his dog is coming up with a theory for how the Earth will end come 2012. After already curbing fears that a giant “killer solar flare” will wipe out planet Earth next year, NASA has again weighed in, this time explaining that a supervolcano will not have a supereruption during 2012. Probably. Let’s get to that later


Canary Islands From Space (Photo of the Day)

October 16th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

Captured on the 8th of September by the European Space Agency's Envisat Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) are the Canary Islands, at the bottom of this image, off the west coast of Africa.


New Underwater Volcanoes Discovered in Antarctica

July 12th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have discovered a slew of previously undiscovered underwater volcanoes in the ocean waters around the remote South Sandwich Islands, a series of islands grouped together with Britain’s claim in Antarctica.


Nabro Volcano Before Eruption {Photo of the Day}

June 20th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

After midnight local time on June 13, 2011, the Nabro Volcano in the Southern Red Sea Region of Eritrea erupted after a series of earthquakes hit the Eritrea-Ethiopia border region, ranging up to magnitude 5.7. The image below shows what the stratovolcano looked like before it erupted.


Images of Grímsvötn Volcano Eruption

June 7th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

Below, are images from the eruption and of the ash plume that ended up disrupting air travel in Iceland, followed shortly by Greenland, Scotland, Norway, Svalbard and a small part of Denmark, Northern Ireland, northern England and Northern Germany.


Russian Bezymianny Volcano From Space {Photo of the Day}

May 3rd, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

The Russian volcano Bezymianny erupted on the morning of April 14, this year. The images below were taken over a week later on the 22nd, and shows the extend of the eruption by the the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) aboard the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite.



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