Stunning pictures of 'hole in the clouds' as astronauts witness volcano eruption from the Internat

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posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 09:14 AM
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A chance recording by astronauts on the International Space Station has captured the moment a volcano explosively erupted, sending massive shockwaves through the atmosphere.


Sarychev Peak, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, had been sitting quietly in the Kuril Island chain near Japan for 20 years, when it suddenly sprang to life on June 12.
Fortuitously, the International Space Station was flying overhead at the time, and managed to capture this spectacular image of the ash-cloud tearing through the atmosphere, sending clouds scattering in its wake in a perfect circle.






posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 09:16 AM
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Original source here:

www.dailymail.co.uk... tml

I think the pictures are stunning, glad the ISS is giving something back for a change.



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 09:22 AM
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That is EFFING AMAZING!!!!

Wow!! Look at that!


Looks kind of like a mushroom cloud, doesn't it? I wonder if a big meteorite/asteroid impact would look anything like that.

S&F



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 09:27 AM
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Wow amazing. If I'd get even one change to take photos like these I'd consider myself a successfull photographer



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 09:31 AM
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I think a sizeable astoroid impact would look like this






posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 09:35 AM
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Wow! Amazing pics! Thanks for posting them.



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 09:48 AM
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Great photos!!

Really breath taking!!

Nice find OP

Thanks



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 10:17 AM
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When Gaia lights a fart, the world takes notice!

IRM



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 10:46 AM
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HADOKEN!


Looks amazing, they need to take more pictures like this LOL.



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 11:08 AM
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Wow!!

Just when I find the world and everything happening around us ugly, deceitful and vulgar, the world itself produces something astounding and awesome.

This is a truly unique and beautiful planet we reside upon, and every now and then it reminds us of these facts.

This shot made me collect my thoughts, and for that, OP, you get a star and a flag.

Earth, you get a little bit more respect.

Regards to you both S_G



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 02:12 PM
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This planet is dangerous and beautiful....

Thanks for the pictures



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 07:14 PM
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meh.
im not really impressed.



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 07:37 PM
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Awesome On the Level!!

Absolutely bloody awesome!

When it comes to taking your breath away, nature is the consummate master.

S&F for a humbling reminder of nature's sheer power!



[edit on 24-6-2009 by mckyle]



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 07:43 PM
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Talking about right timing and being in the right place. Those are some pretty rare shots. Very amazing I have to say.
Nice find.



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 07:53 PM
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Has this been even on the news! I haven't seen it !



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 07:53 PM
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Just letting you know that someone else posted this article and pics a couple of days before you.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Sorry to tell you

Great photos though



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 08:44 PM
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S&F! these photos are outstanding.. just makes you think tho.. this might be what a nuclear blast would look like from above.. two thumbs way up!



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 10:08 PM
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Wow ! , those are amazing pictures ! It's nice to see there is good in the world , amongst everything else that is going on ..
S & F for you !



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 11:42 PM
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Originally posted by PsykoOps
Wow amazing. If I'd get even one change to take photos like these I'd consider myself a successfull photographer


you and me both!
you know how hard it is to get shots in air.
great post!



posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 11:45 PM
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Wow, I like how you can see the portion of the cloud that it took with it! It literally punched a hole in the clouds, and is clearly seen. "Beautifully scary" should be the right term I would use.





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