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23

Apr

Antarctica’s sleeping dragon: Lava lake steams amid coldest place on EarthMount Erebus is monitored by infrared cameras year-round, and scientists are finding patterns that provide insight into exactly how the volcano works.

Antarctica’s sleeping dragon: Lava lake steams amid coldest place on Earth
Mount Erebus is monitored by infrared cameras year-round, and scientists are finding patterns that provide insight into exactly how the volcano works.

Feast your eyes on the alien-like geysers of El Tatio
In this surreal set of images, photographer Owen Perry documents the sublime volcanic landscape of El Tatio, a bubbling geyser field nestled within the Andes mountains.

17

Apr

Huge volcanoes shook Mercury for billions of yearsAn analysis of dozens of pyroclastic ash deposits suggests that Mercury had an long history explosive volcanism.

Huge volcanoes shook Mercury for billions of years
An analysis of dozens of pyroclastic ash deposits suggests that Mercury had an long history explosive volcanism.

26

Mar

What can we learn from the giant volcano under Yellowstone National Park?Just because this volcano hasn’t erupted in 70,000 years doesn’t mean it isn’t full of new information for the scientists who study it.

What can we learn from the giant volcano under Yellowstone National Park?
Just because this volcano hasn’t erupted in 70,000 years doesn’t mean it isn’t full of new information for the scientists who study it.

11

Mar

Volcanoes helped Antarctic life weather ice agesThough they’re perceived as destructive, volcanoes may actually play an important part in promoting biodiversity, a new study suggests.

Volcanoes helped Antarctic life weather ice ages
Though they’re perceived as destructive, volcanoes may actually play an important part in promoting biodiversity, a new study suggests.

07

Mar

Guts of volcano revealed in 3-D imagesBy getting an inside look at some of the most active volcanoes in the world, researchers hope to develop a better understanding of what triggers eruptions.

Guts of volcano revealed in 3-D images
By getting an inside look at some of the most active volcanoes in the world, researchers hope to develop a better understanding of what triggers eruptions.

20

Feb

New ‘Pompeii’ movie begs the question: Could Mount Vesuvius erupt again?A professor of Roman archeology and a volcanologist weigh in on deadly volcanoes, the new film and the surprising evidence that some people may have survived the epic event.

New ‘Pompeii’ movie begs the question: Could Mount Vesuvius erupt again?
A professor of Roman archeology and a volcanologist weigh in on deadly volcanoes, the new film and the surprising evidence that some people may have survived the epic event.

17

Feb

Volcanoes may keep magma in cold storageScientists found that most volcanoes’ lava looks like honey in a fridge — sticky and full of crystals — and that monitoring its temperature could predict eruptions.

Volcanoes may keep magma in cold storage
Scientists found that most volcanoes’ lava looks like honey in a fridge — sticky and full of crystals — and that monitoring its temperature could predict eruptions.

21

Nov

Volcano births new island in JapanOceanic volcanic eruptions can leave lasting landmarks or vanish beneath pounding waves without fresh lava.

Volcano births new island in Japan
Oceanic volcanic eruptions can leave lasting landmarks or vanish beneath pounding waves without fresh lava.

Why does Italy’s Mount Etna keep erupting?Etna is one of the gassiest volcanoes on Earth, and this is a big reason for its consistent eruptions.

Why does Italy’s Mount Etna keep erupting?
Etna is one of the gassiest volcanoes on Earth, and this is a big reason for its consistent eruptions.