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Anak Krakatau volcano: Satellites get clear view of collapse

03 January 2019

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There is now some very good optical satellite imagery of the collapsed Anak Krakatau volcano, which generated the devastating tsunami on 22 December.

Poor weather conditions over Indonesia's Sunda Strait had frustrated spacecraft that view the Earth in the same type of light as our eyes.

But the team at Planet has managed to find windows in the cloud.

Pictures from its Dove and SkySat platforms show the extent of the volcanic cone's failure.

Source: BBC News

Image credit: Plant Labs - Anak Krakatau as it looked on 2 January. Planet's constellation maximises the chances of getting a cloud-free view

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