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Dramatic Changes at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai
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Dramatic Changes at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai

NASA scientists have been closely watching the evolution of the volcanic island near Tonga since 2015.

Published Jan 21, 2022

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Guishan Island
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Guishan Island

The island off the northeast coast of Taiwan is surrounded by dozens of hydrothermal vents.

Published Jan 22, 2022

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Winter on the Roof of the World
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Winter on the Roof of the World

With an average elevation of 4500 meters above sea level, the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is one of Earth’s highest geographic features.

Published Jan 23, 2022

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Dust Storm Engulfs Canary Islands
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Dust Storm Engulfs Canary Islands

The event, known locally as “la calima,” turned skies orange and degraded air quality in Gran Canaria and neighboring islands.

Published Jan 19, 2022

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Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai Erupts
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Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai Erupts

Several Earth-observing satellites collected data during and after the potent blast spurred a tsunami and lofted volcanic material high into the stratosphere.

Published Jan 18, 2022

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