25 Feb '12, 11pm

Snow and Volcanoes on Kamchatka: Most of Kamchatka’s volcanoes appear quiet in this snowy scene from December 2011.

Besides bordering the Pacific Ocean, the east coast of Eurasia and the west coast of the Americas have something in common. They are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Plate tectonic theory explains this fiery ring. As the massive Pacific Plate slides slowly below neighboring plates, rock layers sink into our planet’s super-hot interior. As those rock layers melt, magma travels upward, fueling volcanoes. Consequences of this process are especially evident on the Kamchatka Peninsula, in the far eastern Russian Federation. The Kamchatka Peninsula sports nearly 70 active volcanoes, although most of them appear calm in this scene from late December 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on December 19, 2011. Snow blankets the peninsula, but the relatively dark area stretching down Kamchatka like...

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