Volcano Chaiten, Chile
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Chaiten Volcano, Chile continues to erupt after first exploding in May 2008 following about 9,000 years of inactivity. The left image is the visible-near infrared composite, with vegetation in red. You can clearly see the extent of the plume. The right image is a color stretch of the multispectral thermal infrared bands: red is ash-rich, yellow/orange is sulfur dioxide gas, and blue is water-rich. Only the edges and distal portions of the plume, where it's more transparent, show ash or SO2. The image was acquired January 19, 2009, covers an area of 20.5 x 41 km, and is located near 42.8 degrees south latitude, 72.6 degrees west longitude.
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Please give credit for these images to:
NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems,
and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team