It’s not everyday that a person gets to see a volcano in-person, much less go inside one. Believe it or not, “for the first time in history scientists have descended 650ft into the magma chamber of a volcano.” Click here for more pictures.

These incredible images show one explorer gently lowering himself into the heart of the dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano in Iceland. Known as a ‘sleeping volcano’ because it could come back to life at any time, Thrihnukagigur is credited with helping to create the Atlantic island we call Iceland when it last erupted 3,000 years ago.

[via DailyMail]

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