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The Birth of a New Island
   NASA Goddard
  Published: 1 month ago

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In late December 2014 into early 2015, a submarine volcano in the South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga erupted, sending a violent stream of steam, ash and rock into the air. When the ash finally settled in January 2015, a newborn island with a 400-foot summit nestled between two older islands – visible to satellites in space.

The newly formed Tongan island, unofficially known as Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai after its neighbors, was initially projected to last a few months. Now it has a 6- to 30-year lease on life, according to a new NASA study.

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22 hours ago
LET BE THERE LAND


1 day ago
Monster Island....


1 day ago
classic humans : lets pollute it


2 days ago
Pause at 0:21. There is a face in the smoke


2 days ago
at 18 second notice a face made by the smoke


2 days ago
Wow the name...


3 days ago
That means Land Volcanos will make water!


3 days ago
It's not an island because it is connected to another island.


3 days ago
I wonder if climate change believers of rising ocean levels take into account of new islands being created from underwater volcanoes? You know. It's displacing A LOT of water.


4 days ago
tonga time? I think it's tonga time


4 days ago
So I’m older than a island 🤔


4 days ago
Bla bla bla ...mars cgi garbage


4 days ago
Mars is a star ty
E up images of satellites you get no real images
Flat earth truth bro planes don’t even acc curve


4 days ago
Why can I see bubbles in the background of NASA footage


4 days ago
God gave us a new vacation spot 😀...


5 days ago
China might claim this as part of they're country, Chinese greedy!!!


5 days ago
we will survive for another 100 more years? I doubt it.


5 days ago
I know it’s off topic but “Do you know da wei?”


5 days ago
ANNNDDDDD USA will take the island because of "democracy" and free"dumb".


5 days ago
beautiful


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