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Lava can be seen flowing down the side of Mawson Peak on Heard Island in the image, which was originally captured by the European Space Agency’s Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite.
The image was captured on May 25.
Mawson Peak sits atop the “Big Ben” massif on Heard Island, about 4000 kilometres south-west of Perth.
Heard Island and McDonald Islands are an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, and are classed as Antarctic islands.
McDonald Islands also contains Australia’s only other active volcano.
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