Santorini, Greece from the International Space Station

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at a Santorini, Greece from the International Space Station.

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Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at a Santorini, Greece from the International Space Station.

Santorini and the surrounding islands are actually the remains of an ancient volcanic island that was destroyed by an eruption that took place sometime between 1600 and 1627 BCE.

The eruption remains one of the largest known to geologists, spewing over 100 cubic kilometers of volcanic ash, gas, and lava onto the surrounding area. Once the island was destroyed, the Aegean Sea waters rushed in to form a lagoon.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory