How NASA Tech Is Helping Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Response | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

How NASA Tech Is Helping Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Response

The response teams on the ground quickly turned to NASA for help, agency officials said. [In Photos: Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Eruption as Seen from Space]

"One of the first things emergency responders wanted to know was where the lava was coming out β€” where are all the fissures?" J. Carver Struve, NASA emergency management co-lead at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., said in a statement.

Seven scientific instruments aboard five NASA and partner satellites helped answer this question and have provided a wealth of other important data β€” the composition and size of newly emitted volcanic plumes, for example, and how, exactly, the movement of molten rock underground is deforming the ground on the Big Island.

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