This tiny South Pacific Island should be dead by now, but it’s still alive and kicking

Scientists want to know why it’s lingering instead of crumbling into the sea. A new island in the South Pacific. NASA/Damien Grouille/Cecile Sabau We all thought it would only survive for a few months when it was born in a blast of ash in January 2015. The island, Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, emerged from the waters in…

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