Why Does This Image of the Mount Etna Volcano Eruption from Space Look So Weird?

Because Earth can sometimes look like an Impressionist painting from space, NASA added colors to the Mount Etna volcano eruption to separate what from what. The false-color image combines shortwave infrared, near-infrared and green light in the RGB channels. It looks like Earth on acid. » 2/21/13 8:00pm 2/21/13 8:00pm