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Journey to the Earth's boiling heart

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitMar 7, 2011 12:00 PM


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In the extreme east of the Democratic Republic of Congo lies the Nyiragongo crater: an active volcano that is so treacherous that it has killed many people who have tried to approach it. But its surpassing beauty keeps people trying, and The Big Picture documents a successful trip with incredible images:

This just shows the lava pit itself, but the other pictures show the people and the adventure they had getting to this terribly dangerous location. I don't say this often, but it's a must-see.

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