Staring into an active volcano full of bubbling lava is one of those things that anyone can dream about. However, unless you’re a world traveler, there’s little chance that you could easily make it to an archipelago of 80 islands located miles away from the coast of Australia.
But with the limitless potential of technology, almost anything is feasible. I’m talking about the Google Street View team, which now lets you now explore a remote country’s jungles. Thanks to Google, you can witness from afar a boiling pool of molten rock in Ambryn, Vanuatu, an island in a remote part of the South Pacific Ocean.
Google partnered with explorers Geoff Mackley and Chris Horsley to get the incredible images in the crater. They collected 360-degree imagery of “the molten lava lake, which is roughly the size of two football fields,” Google said.
The experience was “phenomenal,” as Mackley described it.
With this new feature that lets us inside the volcano, we can all now experience the feeling virtually and remotely. We can do a bunch of other activities too, like trekking through a jungle or strolling along beaches.
“Starting today in Google Maps, we invite you to join us on a journey to the edge of one of the largest boiling lava lakes in the world on the Vanuatuan island of Ambrym,” the web giant wrote in a blog post Wednesday.
With these multiple attempts from tech companies to make everything possible, even getting right into an active volcano is something we can do whenever we feel like it. Who doesn’t want to jump inside a volcano?
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