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Space photos of the day: Volcanic eruptions

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This NASA image, taken by a NASA MODIS satellite acquired on May 22, shows the ash plume from the Grimsvotn volcano and its shadow to the west. The Grimsvotn volcano began erupting on Saturday, May 21, sending clouds of ash high into the air. The amount of ash spewing from the volcano tapered off dramatically on Tuesday, however, said Elin Jonasdottir, a forecaster at Iceland's meteorological office.

PHOTO: NASA/AP

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