A view of the new island as the photograph was taken.
Author: Credit: Marine Education Association / SEA Semester
NASA scientists have become the source of one of the most recent islands in the world.
They found that the surface, which had just risen above sea level
three years, now covered with sharp, secret mud, but also enough
vegetation and birds.
The new volcanic island came in the harbor near Tonga archipelago
three years ago. One of the three islands that appeared during it
over the past 150 years and have survived longer than just a few months.
Dan Slayback from Space Navy Space Space Space Goddard NASA
He wanted to visit this remote place because scientists are just right now
a piece of information about how the new islands appear.
The NASA team team first used its use of satellite images and
Last October he made his first trip. Now Slayback recited
than they got on NASA blog.
The island has emerged as volcanic activity from the volcanic pear edge
crater at the beginning of 2015. So far, it still has anonymous, though it is
Sometimes he talks about Hung Tonga-Hung Ha, apai, what names are he? there
The herring lakes are cliffs
carved by erosion drivers. Author: blog.nasa.gov,
Belief: Dan Slayback
Slayback and his team came ashore on satellite images
it was like a black sandy beach. In fact, he created gravel
the size of peat, which made it difficult to walk. They got the first one on the island
The plants that are caught here are especially after the seed in the & # 39; clay
the birds flew across the island. The owl was burnt down and
Even hundreds of black-and-white fishermen.
But what Slaybacka and his team are always to clear, foot, crèche
Similar to the mud that the island covers. So far they do not know exactly how it is
it was created and where it came from. "Satellic images can be seen
Lightweight material, "said Slayback." It's light
silk that is very steal. But although we saw it with his own eyes,
we still do not know what it is and we do not know where it is.
Because it is not fast. "
During his trip to the island, he gave samples of the rocks for analysis.
It also provided a very accurate and dumping GPS station to monitor its shape
island and find out more about the new land that people do not live.
Now, based on the data, it works to create a three-dimensional map of the island
and Slayback and their team are returning to the island – maybe
in the next year – to carry out another study. According to current estimates
This island will last up to 30 years before the surrounding harbor again
fall below the surface.