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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl0024

Pacific Ring of Fire Expedition. Views of the plume coming out of Brimstone Pit crater near the summit of Northwest Rota-1 volcano. The crater rim is visible in the foreground in images #4 and #5. Burst of rocks and droplets of molten sulfur were intermittently erupted from this crater while the remotely operated vehicle ROPOS was on the edge of the crater.

Image ID: expl0024, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Mariana Arc region, Western Pacific Ocean
Photo Date: 2004 April
Credit: Pacific Ring of Fire 2004 Expedition. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration; Dr. Bob Embley, NOAA PMEL, Chief Scientist

Category: Ocean exploration/

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