Mt. Erebus Antarctic expedition 2007 - Image 13 of 58
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Like a journey to the centre of the Earth feels the first approach of the active crater of Mt. Erebus volcano. During some days the ever discharged cloud of volcanic gas (such as water vapour and carbon dioxide) becomes nearly invisible. When this happens, the volcano allows a spectacular sight onto its red glowing lake of liquid molten lava. It explodes up to several times a day and throws 1000°C hot volcanic rocks far beyond the crater rim, so called “volcanic bombs”.