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Volcanic Activity on Mt. Erebus

Antarctica’s Mount Erebus may be covered with glaciers, but they do little to cool the volcano’s molten core. A lava lake is visible at the volcano’s summit.


NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using EO-1 ALI data provided courtesy of the NASA EO-1 Team. Caption by Michon Scott, based on image interpretation by Ashley Davies, Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Published February 19, 2009
Data acquired February 6, 2009

Sources:
EO-1
EO-1 > ALI
EO-1 > Hyperion