NASA flies unmanned aircraft over Costa Rica volcano

04/3/2013 | United Press International

NASA scientists flew a series of drones over an active volcano in Costa Rico with the hopes of studying the volcano's chemical makeup, officials announced. Drones equipped with cameras and sensors were flown a total of 10 times across the volcanic plume of the Turrialba Volcano near San Jose. Researchers say they hope to improve satellite remote-sensing capabilities and computer simulations of volcanic activity.

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