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Sicily’s Mount Etna

Mount Etna, Sicily
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Mount Etna, Sicily

One of the most consistently active volcanoes in the world, Sicily’s Mount Etna has a historical record of eruptions dating back to 1500 BC. This astronaut photograph captures plumes of steam and possibly ash originating from summit craters on the mountain: the Northeast Crater and Central Crater, which includes two secondary craters (Voragine and Bocca Nuova).

Published Aug 14, 2006

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Sicily’s Mount Etna
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Sicily’s Mount Etna

Published Jul 21, 2006

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