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Supergiant Betelgeuse had a never-before-seen massive eruption

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. The red supergiant Betelgeuse, a colossal star in the Orion constella...

NASA satellite captures ‘Sharkcano’ eruption

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One of the most active submarine volcanoes in the ocean, scientists found in a 2015 expedition to the volcano that there were two species of sharks living in what has been dubbed a "Sharkcano."  Hammerheads reside th...

NASA captures eruption of submarine volcano, an unlikely home to 2 shark species

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. NASA's Earth Observatory has released satellite images of an undersea...

Will Smith’s slap of Chris Rock at Oscars causes international media eruption: ‘Lowest point’ ever at ceremony

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By now, you've seen it – actor Will Smith strode on stage and slapped comedian Chris Rock in the face after Rock made a "GI Jane" crack about Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith's short haircut. Lest anyone think it was ...

Solar eruption captured in an unprecedented image

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A striking and unprecedented image of a solar eruption has been captured by NASA and the European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter spacecraft. It's the largest solar prominence ever observed in a single image together w...

Tonga eruption was ‘hundreds of times’ more powerful than Hiroshima atomic bomb, NASA says

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The eruption this month of an underwater volcano near Tonga was hundreds of times more powerful than the Hiroshima atomic bomb, according to NASA. Jim Garvin, chief scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, s...

Why Tonga eruption was so big and what’s next

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The eruption on Saturday was incredibly explosive but also relatively brief. The plume rose into the air more than 30 kilometers (19 miles), but the eruption lasted only about 10 minutes, unlike some big eruptions th...

Tonga volcano eruption likely not large enough to affect global climate, experts say

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Though massive volcanoes have the potential to affect global temperatures and weather, the eruption near Tonga on Saturday was likely not large enough to impact global climate, experts tell CNN. The Hunga-Tonga-Hun...

Tonga’s Olympics flag bearer Pita Taufatofua says father is missing following volcanic eruption

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Taufatofua’s father is the governor in Haapai and following the disaster, all communication had been cut off. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Pita Taufatofua trains at Jindalee Boat Ramp on December ...

Tsunami warning issued for Tonga following volcanic eruption

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A tsunami warning has been issued for the islands of Tonga after an underwater volcano in the South Pacific exploded in a violent eruption on Saturday, sending a cloud of ash and gas steam into the air. The Hunga-T...

Volcano eruption: Danger not over for Spanish island residents, authorities warn

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Villagers on the island of La Palma – part of the Canary Islands archipelago – were met with a wall of lava up to 40 feet high on Wednesday following Sunday afternoon's eruption.  SPAIN'S LA PALMA ISLAND SHAKEN BY EA...

Thousands flee Goma as threat of another volcanic eruption looms

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Sake, the Democratic Republic of the Congo Tens of thousands of people are trying to escape the Congolese city of Goma after authorities issued an evacuation order warning that the Mount Nyiragongo volcano could erup...

Death toll from Congo volcano eruption rises to at least 32

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With little warning Mount Nyiragongo turned the dark sky fiery red Saturday night and then spewed torrents of lava into villages destroying more than 500 homes, officials and survivors said. CONGO VOLCANO'S LAVA FLOW...

Volcano eruption in Caribbean prompts mass evacuation during popular vacation week

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"La Soufriere has moved into an explosive state. Plumes up to eight kilometers," the country's National Emergency Management Organization tweeted Friday. VOLCANO ERUPTS IN ICELAND FOR FIRST TIME IN 6,000 YEARS "Plea...

St. Vincent on red alert for ‘imminent’ volcanic eruption

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves on Thursday declared a disaster alert prompted by a change in the eruptive activity at the La Soufrière volcano, according to the country's National Emer...

Iceland reports a volcanic eruption near the capital of Reykjavík

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Iceland has reported a volcanic eruption on the southwest Reykjanes Peninsula, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) tweeted Friday. "Volcanic eruption has begun in Fagradalsfjall. Flight color code is red but ...

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