Gallery: Beautiful Images of Bardarbunga's Volcanic Eruption

Foul gases

Bardarbunga volcano

(Image credit: Icelandic Met Office)

Scientists wear gas masks to protect against sulfuric acid streaming from the crack in the Earth.

Night light

Bardarbunga volcano

(Image credit: Ármann Höskuldsson/University of Iceland)

Lava trundles over black sand.

Becky Oskin
Contributing Writer
Becky Oskin covers Earth science, climate change and space, as well as general science topics. Becky was a science reporter at Live Science and The Pasadena Star-News; she has freelanced for New Scientist and the American Institute of Physics. She earned a master's degree in geology from Caltech, a bachelor's degree from Washington State University, and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz.