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Kronotskaya Sopka Seen From Orbit

Космонавт Сергей Рязанский: Kronotskaya Sopka, surrounded by clouds of clouds. Many say it is one of the most picturesque volcanoes of the kamchatka province.

Meteorite impacts can produce more than craters on the Earth - they can also spark volcanic activity that shapes its surface and climate by bringing up material from depth.

One of our planet's few exposed lava lakes is changing, and artificial intelligence is helping NASA understand how.

Volcanoes erupt, they spew ash, their scarred flanks sometimes run with both lava and landslides.

Murray Ford was scanning satellite imagery of a young island in Tonga called Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai when he noticed something odd--a turquoise plume of water--in the corner of an image.

In March 2016, ash poured from a stratovolcano in the Kuril Islands.

Volcano Steaming As Seen From Orbit

A volcano steaming into the air. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured this image while aboard the International Space Station.

The journey for volcanic rocks found on many volcanic islands began deep within the Earth.

After several weeks of tectonic rumblings beneath the surface, one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia began spewing ash plumes and lava into the skies over tropical Asia.

On May 25, 2015, Wolf volcano, the highest peak in the Galapagos, began erupting for the first time in 33 years.

On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens gave way to a cataclysmic flank collapse, avalanche, and explosion that killed 57 people and displaced many others. The event dramatically reshaped the volcano and surrounding land in southwest Washington.

Calbuco Volcano in southern Chile has erupted for the first time since 1972, with the last major eruption occurring in 1961 that sent ash columns 12-15 kilometers high.

Located near the equator in central Africa, the Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo volcanoes are often obscured from satellite view by clouds.

Eruption at Bardarbunga, Iceland (true color) Aqua/MODIS 2015/018 01/18/2015 13:10 UTC

Fogo Volcano As Seen By Sentinel's radar

Radar images from the Sentinel-1A satellite are helping to monitor ground movements of the recently erupted Fogo volcano.

One of the Expedition 41 crew members onboard the International Space Station, flying at an altitude of 226 nautical miles, exposed this image of Mount Egmont Volcano, New Zealand

One of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the International Space Station photographed this nadir image of the volcanic-born Banks Peninsula, on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand on May 31, 2014.

One of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the International Space Station recorded this nearly vertical image of the Taranaki region on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island on May 31, 2014.

Analyzing Mt. Kilimanjaro From Orbit

This false-colour image from Japan's ALOS satellite was acquired over part of southern Kenya and the border with Tanzania.

Bazman Volcano As Seen From Orbit

Bazman volcano in Iran is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 38 crew member on the International Space Station.

Mike Hopkins @AstroIllini - Sollipulli Volcano, Chile. One of the many earth observation sites that we are tasked to take pics of each day pic.twitter.com/UhlZBDvovP

Ruapehu and Tongariro As Seen From Orbit

Ruapehu volcano and Tongariro volcanic complex in New Zealand are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 37 crew member on the International Space Station. Mount Ruapehu is one of several volcanic centers on the North Island of New Zealand, but is the largest and historically most active.

Mt. Etna Eruption As Seen From Orbit

@AstroKaren: Our view of Mount Etna erupting. October 26. pic.twitter.com/PaHnTXth2z

Although Japan's Sakura-jima Volcano is one of the most active in the world, it rarely makes headlines. One or two small explosions typically occur every few days, with effects no greater than a light dusting of ash in the surrounding cities.

This Envisat radar image features a chain of volcanoes called the Virunga Mountains that stretch across Rwanda's northern border with Uganda and east into the Democratic Republic of the Congo.