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NASA satellite shows space view of volcanic ash cloud

A NASA satellite has captured a volcano in south-east Asia spewing ash into the air, as seen from space.

The satellite detected a white cloud of smoke and ash drifting northwest over the sea Credit: Robert Simmon, NASA's Earth Observatory, using data from USGS and NASA

The image of the Paluweh volcano in Indonesia's Flores Sea was taken on 29 April by the Landsat Data Continuity Mission satellite.

The volcano on the five-mile-wide island has been spewing ash in recent months Credit: Robert Simmon, NASA's Earth Observatory, using data from USGS and NASA