The NASA space shuttle Endeavour, launched this weekend (Feb. 11), is scheduled to gather information key to the University of Hawai'i's research on the aftermath of volcanic eruptions. In November 1999, Professor Peter Mouginis-Mark, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, led a team of researchers in collecting information on the effects of the devastating 1991 Mount Pinatubo eruption in the Philippines. NASA's 11-day Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) will provide more extensive topographic data on that specific area as well as most of the rest of the Earth.
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