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Canaries volcano and a spaceship at the edge the solar system

8 December 2011

The under-sea volcano that has erupted deep on the sea-bed off the Canary island of El Hierro is now just 60m below the surface – and still growing. It will either create a new island in the Atlantic or will become an extension of the southern shore of El Hierro. There is also seismic activity to the north of El Hierro and over the last 4 months there has been some 11,000 tremors across El Hierro itself (see www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15917740)

At www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2011-372&cid=release_2011-372 there is an update on NASAs Voyager I spacecraft as it enters a new region between our solar system and interstellar space. It is just a matter of time before it leaves the influence of our Sun, and its solar wind particles. Voyager has already detected an increase in the intensity of electrons from elsewhere in the galaxy, some of which enter our solar system.

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