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Ash from Japan’s Sakurajima Volcano streams over Kagoshima Bay in this false-color (near infrared, red, green) satellite image. In the image, ash, bare ground, and urban areas are gray; vegetation is red; and water is nearly black. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite collected the image on September 28, 2013.
NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using data from the NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team.