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25

Jan

What happens to a Coke can in lava?Armed with two cameras and plenty of free time, a veteran lava photographer on Hawaii’s Big Island refuses to let this important scientific question go unanswered.
Watch the video.

What happens to a Coke can in lava?
Armed with two cameras and plenty of free time, a veteran lava photographer on Hawaii’s Big Island refuses to let this important scientific question go unanswered.

Watch the video.

30

May


 7 mesmerizing videos of hot lava  



Molten rock is a mortal danger to anyone nearby, but it’s often still too beautiful to ignore. Thankfully, these amazing videos let us ogle lava without risking our lives.
Molten rock is a mortal danger to anyone nearby, but it’s often still too beautiful to ignore. Thankfully, these amazing videos let us ogle lava without risking our lives.

28

Nov

Watch lava flow into oceanAs the lava drops downward toward, it tears and plops onto cooled rocks below, building 20-foot-tall towers that look like stalagmites.

Watch lava flow into ocean
As the lava drops downward toward, it tears and plops onto cooled rocks below, building 20-foot-tall towers that look like stalagmites.

27

Apr

Mars lava spirals reveal volcanic secretsBy looking more closely at the lava coils in the future, scientists can learn more about Mars’s crust and mantle.

Mars lava spirals reveal volcanic secrets
By looking more closely at the lava coils in the future, scientists can learn more about Mars’s crust and mantle.

28

Mar

Which U.S. volcanoes are likely to erupt next?With more than 160 active volcanoes, the United States is at greater risk from eruptions than many realize.

Which U.S. volcanoes are likely to erupt next?
With more than 160 active volcanoes, the United States is at greater risk from eruptions than many realize.

07

Mar

Scientists monitor new eruptions at Hawaii’s Kilauea VolcanoThe volcano is being closely monitored for heightened activity after a fissure sent lava spewing 65 feet in the air.

Scientists monitor new eruptions at Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano
The volcano is being closely monitored for heightened activity after a fissure sent lava spewing 65 feet in the air.