STEPHEN & DONNA O'MEARA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEPHEN & DONNA O'MEARA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Alpha and Beta Centauri and the Southern Cross cross the sky near the southeastern tip of the growing Banana lava bench on Hawaiis Big Island. Advancing clouds leave steaks in the sky, which are illuminated by a twilight sky. When the ocean pounds the hot lava, it sets off steam explosions, which fill the surrounding air with hydrochloric acid.
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