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Iceland Volcano Plume Captured in Satellite Image

A NASA satellite captured this image of the plume from Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Volcano on April 15, 2010. (Image credit: NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.)

As the huge plume of ash and steam from Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano blew east-southeast, threatening to ground aircraft along its track, a NASA satellite captured the cloud in action.