This image was taken by Worldview-2 one of the many remote sensing satellites that DigitalGlobe has in its fleet. The imagery is from December 31, 2013, I love remote imagery, this is a very awesome image.
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An island rises out of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan in this December 31, 2013 image captured by WorldView-2. Formed by a still-active undersea volcano, scientists claim the new island, Nishinoshima, will offer a rare chance to examine how new life colonizes barren land.