In 2018 NASA Found Flora And Fauna On An Island Made From A Volcanic Eruption In The Pacific

Image: Sea Education Association / SEA Semester via NASA
Image: Sea Education Association / SEA Semester via NASA

In December 2014 a new island appeared in the South Pacific, just off the coast of Tonga. Then, almost four years later, scientists visited the landmass and – according to a January 2019 NASA blog post – giddily discovered signs of life there. The excitement was to soon wear off, though – because there was a major catch about the island.