New satellite service captures Mt. Etna in action

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This Envisat MERIS image acquired on 25 November 2006 captures smoke spewing from Europe’s largest active volcano, Mt. Etna. The 3 350 metre-high volcano resumed eruptions in early September this year and entered its highly active phase on 5 November, according to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanic Studies.

For a very cool large image see this: http://esamultimedia.esa.int/images/EarthObservation/images_of_the_week/MER_FR__0PNPDE20061125_H.jpg

The European Space Agency (ESA) is putting recent pictures of the Earth (taken 2 hours before) online using Envisat. To avoid filling up their server hard disks too quickly, only the bmp of the last 30 days are available but jpg are kept.

To try out this unique service visit http://earth.esa.int/earthimages/

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