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3-D Imaging Reveals Details of Volcanic Flows

Researchers use lasers beamed down from aircraft to scan lava flows and generate 3D images.

December 9, 2013
10:40 AM EST
False-color satellite images (left) show the layers of lava flows that have solidified through time. Images generated from laser data (right) help researchers tease out the most recent flow on top. | Hannah Dietterich