Newborn Pacific Island Offers NASA Insights Into Water On Mars

The Earth’s newest landmass could give scientists interesting insights about Mars’ topography. Formed in December 2015, this tiny island on the Pacific Ocean was the direct result of a submarine volcano eruption near the islands of Tonga in the South Pacific. When ash clouds and lava from the eruption settled down, it created the island that rose 400 feet above the sea surface.

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