Disturbing the Universe

David L Clements, science and science fiction

Looking down: The Volcano Observatory

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Mauna Kea isn’t the only observatory on Hawaii – there’s also the volcano observatory, where people spend their time looking down rather than up.

The Kilauea volcano has been erupting continuously since the mid-80s. At the moment the currently most active vent, Pu’u O’o is rumbling along, with its crater gradually filling with lava.

There are some great images from the Volcano Observatory that can be found here.


Author: davecl

Astronomy, science, science fiction

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