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Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano: As seen from space

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The Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland may have made headlines last month when it threatened to delay flights but it now provides a stunning view from space.

Images released by Nasa earlier this week from the Advanced Land Imager on the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite show thick plumes of smoke and lava flows from the ongoing fissure eruption.

The top image is a false-colour photograph based on ALI observations in infrared according to Nasa's Earth Observatory website, while the below image is a natural-colour version of the same scene.

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HT Channel 4

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