Tonga’s volcanic island shows signs of life as mysteries of mud and Mars intrigue scientists

Neongo ne ‘i ai e vavalo ‘e vave pe ha toe puli hifo ‘a e motu fo’ou ko ia ko Hunga Tonga ne mapuna hake he fakatokelau ‘o Nuku’alofa he 2015 ka kuo tupu ‘eni mo matala faka’ofo’ofa ha ‘akau ia ai pea faikelekele foki. Ko e fakamatala fakamuimui ‘eni ki he motu’ ni hili ha tū’uta ki ai ha timi ‘a e NASA. ‘Oku ki’i fifili e timi’ ni he ‘asi ‘a e pelepela ai pea ne anga fēfē e tupu ‘a e kelekele he ko e efu pe ne ‘i ai’.

A volcanic island that rose out of the sea in Tonga three years ago is showing signs of life and plants and wildlife appear. A NASA team visiting Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai and found plants taking root, a barn owl and hundreds of sooty terns. Dan Slayback of Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Centre said the island…


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