Lava

These Gorgeous Tiles Are Glazed In Volcanic Ash From Mount Etna

It took years of experimentation to create the five shades of glaze, each of which contains a different amount of finely ground ash. The experimental design studio Formafantasma has transformed volcanic lava into clocks, bowls, tables, stools,...
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The Sun Is Spitting Out 'lava Lamp Blobs' 500 Times The Size Of Earth

The blobs are real, they’re chock full of charged particles and they’re heading our way several times each day.
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Video Of Spectacular Popocatepetl Volcano Eruption In Mexico

An eruption of the Mexican volcano Popocatepetl was recorded on the night of 26 March, sending lava and ashes a distance of some 2.5 kilometres away from the crater, over the municipality of Hueyepan in the central state of Morelos, the Civil...
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Fortnite Update 8.20 Turns The Floor Into Literal Lava For A Limited Time

Fortnite's update 8.20 is here, and it brings with it a new limited-time mode that turns the floor into literal lava. The update also adds a new poisonous trap that should help you score that Victory Royale. The post Fortnite update 8.20 turns the...

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Icelandic Lava Tube Explored Using Lidar Packing Drone

The SETI Institute and Astrobotic Technology, Inc have announced that they have finished using a drone equipped with a LiDAR system to explore the interior of a lava tube in Iceland. The ice-rich lava tube is located in the remote Myvantn region of...
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Nasa Backs Alien-hunting Scientists Who Want To Explore Moon, Mars Caves

The SETI Institute and Astrobotic Technology, Inc. successfully mapped the interior of the Lofthellir Lava Tube Ice Cave, which could be key in exploring alien life on the Moon and Mars.
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Winter Winds Push Ice Chunks Like A Lava Flow

High winds have pushed Niagara River ice over a retaining wall near the border in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada.        

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Man Feels The Heat Of Active Volcano

Have you ever dreamed of looking into the crater of a volcano? What's to be found is obvious - lava, if the volcano is not extinct.
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Scientists Measure Thickness Of Kilauea Lava Flows In Hawaii

Scientists measuring the thickness of Kilauea volcano's newest lava flows have said molten rock added as much as 180 feet (55 meters) of lava to parts of the Big Island last year. New land created in the ocean reaches as high as 919 feet (280...
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Do Volcanoes Or An Asteroid Deserve Blame For Dinosaur Extinction?

Scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million years ago and the coincident mass extinction. But if greenhouse gases emitted before...
Related topics: Volcanoes, Asteroids, Dinosaurs, Paleontology, Comets, Space

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On A Remote Island, A Lost Part Of The World Is Found

On a remote tropical island in the Indian Ocean lies a geologic enigma. Some 4 million years ago, volcanic eruptions on the seabed piled lava upward almost two miles, until it broke above the waves. Then it kept piling up, to form what is now the...
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Nasa Visualization Tool Adds Virtual Tour Of Lava World 55 Cancri E

NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program has added a new experience enabling the public to tour an exoplanet that has lava oceans. The new 360-degree experience centers on 55 Cancri e, which has also received its own Exoplanet Travel Bureau...
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Revising The History Of Big, Climate-altering Volcanic Eruptions

New method, co-developed at UMD, refines the 2,600-year history of large eruptions that inject planet-cooling particles into the stratosphere From the UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND For all their destructive power, most volcanic eruptions are local events....
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Revising The History Of Big, Climate-altering Volcanic Eruptions

For all their destructive power, most volcanic eruptions are local events. Lava flows tend to reach only a few miles at most, while airborne ash and soot travel a little farther. But occasionally, larger eruptions can launch particles into the...
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Lava, Gas Flowing Out Indonesia Volcano Sends People Fleeing

An eruption of one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes sent lava and searing gas clouds out the crater and made villagers leave the slopes, a volcanology official said Tuesday.
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Postcard From The Red Planet

NASA's InSight rover landed on Mars on November 26 and immediately began snapping selfies. This shot features the Elysium Planitia, a lava plain near the Martian equator. InSight left Earth on May 5 and traveled 301 million miles in six and a half...
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Kilauea Eruption Spurs Creation Of Real-time Air Pollution Network

As red molten lava oozed out of Kilauea on the Island of Hawaii ("the Big Island") in May 2018, destroying houses and property in its path, clouds of ash particles and toxic gases from the volcano—known as vog—filled the air and drifted across...
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Artificial Soil Made From Lava Rock Allows Growing Of Food In Space

New research has succeeded in growing plants in high-tech planters which use artificial soil made from lava rock. Researchers have recorded the ways that plants adapt to conditions similar to those in space such as low levels of nitrogen. The post...

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New Vent Erupts Lava And Ash On Italy's Etna

A new vent opened today on Etna in Sicily with lava flows and an ash plume from the new vent near the Southeast Crater. The eruption started after over 100 earthquakes up to M4 rattled the volcano on December 24. People (mostly skiers) on the...
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Mars Insight Lander Captured In First Photos From Space

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped the first shots of the InSight Lander in Elysium Planitia, InSight’s flat lava plain landing sight.        
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