Watch the Chilean volcano send shockwaves through the atmosphere

April 23, 2015 5:25 PM

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Watch the Chilean volcano send shockwaves through the atmosphere

When Chile's Calbuco volcano blew its lid on Wednesday afternoon, the eruption sent shockwaves rippling through the Earth's upper atmosphere, like a rock thrown into a pond.

A satellite known as Suomi NPP, a joint NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration project, detected the waves rippling out around the volcano when set against the backdrop of the atmosphere's "airglow." The University of Wisconsin's satellite meteorology blog posted unique imagery of ...

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