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Icelandic Volcanic Plumes Photographed From Space

The Eyjafjallajokull volcano’s Wednesday eruption after 190 quiet years, which has severely disrupted air-travel in Western Europe, has “forced the cancellation of thousands of flights and left airplanes stranded on the tarmac at some of the world’s busiest airports as the rolling cloud — made up of minute particles of silicate that can severely damage airplane engines — spread over Britain and toward continental Europe” – according to the NY Times.

The ash plume can be seen sweeping east, just north of the United Kingdom, en route to Norway. As the NY Times fear, the silicates in the ash plume could turn into molten glass inside planes’ jet engines.

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