April 22, 2004

Ooooooh, shiny!

This one goes out to Pacific Views' kiwi readers: The Ruapehu volcano on New Zealand's North Island, taken by NASA's Landsat satellite in 2002.

New Zealand's Mt Ruapehu from space

All around the world, people live in places where the threat of natural disaster is high. On the North Island of New Zealand, the Mount Ruapehu volcano is just such a threat. A towering, active stratovolcano (the classic cone-shaped volcano), snow-capped Ruapehu Volcano is pictured in this enhanced-color image.

You can find more information — plus a larger version of the image — here.

Via NASA Earth Observatory.

Posted by Magpie at April 22, 2004 01:35 AM | Shiny Things | Technorati links |

Oooh, pretty...

Posted by: felice at April 23, 2004 02:51 AM