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Chaitén and Minchinmávida volcanoes at the NASA Earth Observatory 9 March 2009

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Chaiten and Minchinmavida volcanoes, 24 February 2009 (ISS astronaut photograph).

At the NASA Earth Observatory a new image of Chaitén and Minchinmávida volcanoes in Chile has been published as Image of the Day for 9 March 2009 (small version above). The photograph was taken by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station on 24 February 2009, and shows Chaitén erupting a pale steam-and-ash plume which disperses to the north, depositing grey ash on its massive, glaciated near-neighbour, Minchinmávida.

NASA Earth Observatory: Minchinmavida and Chaiten Volcanoes, Chile (9 March 2009)

[Astronaut photograph ISS018-E-35716 was acquired on 24 February 2009, with a Nikon D2Xs digital camera fitted with a 180 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by the Expedition 18 crew. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.]

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