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Mt. Etna Eruption
Mt. Etna Eruption

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ISS005-E-19024 --- “Photography in space helped bring out the artistic side in me,” said Commander Leroy Chiao of Expedition 10, who snapped more than 24,000 photos from space. “The beauty of the Earth was very inspiring, and I tried to find new ways to capture and express that beauty.” The three-member crew of the Expedition Five mission onboard the International Space Station was able to observe Mt. Etna’s spectacular eruption, and photograph the details of the eruption plume and smoke from fires triggered by the lava as it flowed down the 11,000 ft mountain. Image credit: NASA

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