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NASA captures hot spots in an Indonesian volcano.
We have all seen images of volcanoes from the surface. But what do they look from space?
Recently, NASA was able to capture ash billowing from a volcano in Indonesia.
The Landsat Data Continuity Mission satellite took the shot on April 29th as it flew over the Flores Sea in Indonesia.
The water is clearly depicted, while an island serves as a centerpiece. Sweeping upwards from the section of dry land is a cloud of grey, swirling and drifting smoke.
An instrument manager at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center stated, “We can image the white, representing the very hot lava, and right next to it we image the gray and black from the cooler surrounding ash. It's exciting that we're imaging such diverse thermal activity so well.”
On April 20, 2013, another magnificent image was captured from NASA's Aqua satellite featuring the growth of phytoplankton in Bay of Biscay.
The whirling colors of blue and green tones represent the massive, healthy amounts of blooming phytoplankton which can be spotted from space.