ICYMI – As Inspiration4 soars above, streams of lava descend from the hills of La Palma
Our cameras were directed to the sky on Wednesday last week, as the first all-civilian space crew soared into orbit on SpaceX flight Inspiration4. The journey lasted three days before all four amateur space travelers safely returned to Earth in a splashdown landing in just off Florida’s eastern coast, a success that marks the debut of Elon Musk’s new orbital tourism business.
On the other side of the Atlantic, volcanic eruptions on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma forced residents to evacuate two villages in Cumbre Vieja national park on the south side if the island. In a mere two hours after the evacuation, video footage caught large streams of lava pouring down the hills above the villages.
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Slow-motion lava shots after hours of eruption on La Palma
After nightfall, fountains of lava shot into the sky, and at least three incandescent orange rivers of molten rock pouring down the hill.
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