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And that's without even getting into the argument about why NASA should want to fake such a picture.
It is most definitively not a fake.The orange "bolts of lightening" in picture are actually ejecta, both molten lava and "volcanic bombs" from the volcano itself.
It looks similar to these pictures, which are apparently real:http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/chaiten.asp
Yikes! I clicked on the Snopes link and was bombarded with popups.
Quote from: Geezer on 04/06/2010 05:41:03Yikes! I clicked on the Snopes link and was bombarded with popups.That's annoying. I don't get any in Chrome or Firefox...
I found this picture on NASA's Astronomy picture of the day. They have a good reputation for not posting faked pictures but I have to wonder...