Iceland’s Volcano Aftermath From Space (PHOTOS)

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on May 24 2011 11:29 AM
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The eruption of the Grímsvötn volcano in Iceland is the country's most powerful in decades.

The volcanic ash caused from the eruption reached a height of 20,000 meters (65,000 feet) over the weekend.  As a result, more than 500 planes across Europe have been cancelled. If planes came into contact with volcanic ash, it could cause damage to a plane's windshields, forward cabin windows, navigation and landing light covers, wing stabilizing covers, wing fin leading edges and its engines.

NASA, with its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and Terra satellites, has brilliantly captured the havoc inducing volcano from space. The images are of the volcanic ash, which has made its way from Iceland to England and across Europe. This is of course not the first time NASA's satellites have captured natural disasters from space. Here are a look at a few photos of the volcano.

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