The new island, unofficially known as Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai !!

In this picture dated June 5, 2017 and received from NASA on December 13, 2017 shows a view of a recently-formed Tongan island, unofficially known as Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai, which had formed from a Pacific Ocean submarine volcano which erupted in late December 2014. The world's newest island -- formed during a volcanic eruption in the remote Pacific four years ago -- may offer clues to how life potentially developed on Mars, NASA said on December 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NASA / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NASA" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

The world’s newest island — formed during a volcanic eruption in the remote Pacific three years ago — may offer clues to how life potentially developed on Mars, NASA said .

In this picture dated June 5, 2017 and received from NASA on December 13, 2017 shows a view of a recently-formed Tongan island, unofficially known as Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, which had formed from a Pacific Ocean submarine volcano which erupted in late December 2014.
The world’s newest island — formed during a volcanic eruption in the remote Pacific four years ago — may offer clues to how life potentially developed on Mars, NASA said on December 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NASA / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / NASA” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

The island of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai rose from the seabed about 65 km northwest of the Tongan capital Nuku’alofa in late 2014 or early 2015.

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