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Eruption of a volcano, as seen from space [Amazing Photo of the Day]

Volcano eruptions are not very fun for the people who live nearby — having to evacuate, property damage (destruction), death in some cases, etc. However, volcano eruptions from space look, to put it simply, awesome.

The following image and short video are of the eruption of Sarychev volcano on the Kuril Islands, Russia, as caught by the astronauts on the International Space Station as it flew overhead. Check it out:

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Wow!

[via Reddit [2]]