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Alaskan Volcano Seen Erupting from Space: PHOTOS


Astronauts aboard the ISS took some incredible shots of Alaska's Pavlof volcano, which began erupting on May 13, 2013, and has been disrupting air travel up near the Aleutian arc where it is situated, approximately 625 miles south of Anchorage.

When photograph ISS036-E-2105 (top) was taken, the space station was about 475 miles south-southeast of the volcano (49.1° North latitude, 157.4° West longitude). The volcanic plume extended southeastward over the North Pacific Ocean.

Two more shots, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Man Risks Incineration at the Edge of a Volcano: VIDEO


Despite the horrendously huge watermark, here's some pretty incredible footage.

Geoff Mackley writes:

The Most Incredible Volcano Video ever shot ! Geoff Mackley, Bradley Ambrose, Nathan Berg, after an epic struggle with the weather for 35 days, we became the first people ever to get this close to Marum Volcano's famed lava lake on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu. Coming within 30 metres of the lava lake down a watercourse, it was possible to stand the heat for only 6 seconds. With Fire Brigade breathing apparatus and heat proof proximity suit it was possible to stand on the very edge and view the incredible show for over 40 minutes.

As Gizmodo notes, Mackley made a similar trip back in 2010. I've posted both clips.


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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1020

MARRIAGE NEWS WATCH: AFER's Matt Baume on Prop 8, Hawaii, Scotland and Australia.

FACEBOOK: What it knows about Max (and you).

SCOTRAIL: Don't even think about getting on the train without a ticket in Scotland.

IT BURNS: The first thing I always do when I get a new iPad is spend hundreds of dollars flying to an exotic location to see what will happen if I put it in hot lava.

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1015

DEADMAU5 and NOKIA: The London skyscraper takeover.

SANTA BEARD FAIL: Facial hair entanglement at the Palm Beach Gardens Mall.

POPOCATEPETL: A Mexican volcano is caught on film erupting.


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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1008

BLACK FRIDAY: Grown men squeal for Justin Bieber.

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY: The Weinstein Company releases a Katy Perry mash-up to promote its Marilyn Monroe film.

VLADIMIR PUTIN: The PM gets booed at a martial arts fight.

ROUGH N DIRTY: Volcano surfing.

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News: Dolce and Gabbana, Volcano, Tel Aviv, Andrew Cuomo

 road Obama impersonator yanked off stage after making racist and anti-gay jokes at the Republican Leadership Conference.

Dg  road Dolce and Gabbana streams their runway show live on the Internet.

 road Ryan Reynolds: 200 pounds and 8% body fat.

 road Psychiatrist who offers "therapy" sessions for those with "unwanted same-sex attractions" and who was recently hired by Hong Kong's Social Social Welfare department defends himself: “We should not ban people from therapy if they want to change. We should respect their right."

 road Matthew Rettenmund on how well things sold at the Debbie Reynold Hollywood auction. Marilyn Monroe's dress set a new record, selling for a whopping $5.6 million.

 road Marriage equality in New York would pump $184 million into the state's economy.

 road Ryan Gosling walks his pup through LAX.

 road Watch: New music video from RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Raja.

 road The AP brands Governor Cuomo as the new face of marriage equality.

Chile  road Ash from Chile's Puyehue volcano is currently painting sunsets all over the world.

 road Google celebrates Pride in June.

 road Gay rights leaders from Barcelona claim unwarranted treatment at Tel Aviv airport: "David Marti, the general manager for gay pride events in Barcelona, told Haaretz that airport security had stripped his boyfriend whom he was traveling with. The pair were asked a series of personal questions, which Marti said exceeded reasonable limits. The men's personal items were also thoroughly searched. Marti said the pair was questioned for a long time, with their security check ending just minutes before their plane took off."

 road John Aravosis and Dan Choi joined ten women in Muslim headscarves who all crashed RightOnline to protest an anti-Muslim incident at the conservative conference.


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