Fresh ash coats the flanks of remote Paluweh volcano in Indonesia in an image from space captured Feb. 12 by NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite.
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The stratovolcano erupted on Feb. 2 and 3, sending superheated gas and rock ?a fast-moving plume called a pyroclastic flow ? racing to the sea. The flow's brownish-gray scar is visible in the natural-color image snapped by the satellite's Advanced Land Imager (ALI). A tongue of debris extends into the sea at the base of the flow.
A new species of owl has been found on an Indonesian island, identified by its unique birdsong. It had escaped scientific detection for so long partially…Read More »
because it looks very similar to a related species.
While on a field expedition in 2003, two members of a research team on opposite ends of the Indonesian island of Lombok independently realized that the owl's calls were unique, according to a PLOS ONE study published today (Feb. 13).
While on a field expedition in 2003, two members of a research team on opposite ends of the Indonesian island of Lombok independently realized that the…Read More »
owl's calls were unique, according to a PLOS ONE study published today (Feb. 13).
"No temple made with hands can compare to Yosemite," the naturalist John Muir famously said. When this stunning landscape is covered in snow, as seen in the image above, the park looks more like uncharted territory than a place where 3.7 million people visit each year.
The aftermath of Saturday's massive snowstorm was spotted from space by NASA's Terra satellite on Sunday (Feb. 10).
The snow started falling Friday when a frigid Arctic air mass from Canada collided over the Northeast with warm, moist air sweeping up from the South. Heavy snow combined with strong winds to create blizzard conditions, with more than 2 feet (0.6 meters) of snow dropped in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine.