Lava

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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Erupting Indonesian Volcano Spews Ash, Lava

Indonesia's Mount Merapi, one of the world's most active volcanoes, has spewed a plume of grey ash into the sky as fiery red molten lava streamed down from its crater.
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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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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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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...
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Indonesia's Merapi Volcano Unleashes River Of Lava

Indonesia's volatile Mount Merapi volcano has unleashed a river of lava that flowed 1,400 meters (4,590 feet) down its slopes.
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Nasa Planet-hunting Telescope Discovers 3 New Exoplanets Including Super-earth, 'lava World'

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has found three new exoplanets since it was first launched, the latest one being a nearby exoplanet three times the size of the Earth.
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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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Sicilian Airport Reopens Amid Mount Etna's Latest Eruption

Italy’s Catania airport resumed full operations Tuesday, a day after an ash cloud from Mount Etna’s latest eruption in eastern Sicily forced it to shut down. Before dawn Tuesday, fiery red flaming lava shooting out from the volcano could be...
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Watch Scientists Explode Lava To Study Volcanoes

Researchers at the University at Buffalo are mixing molten rock with water so you don’t have to. (Seriously: Do not try this at home.) In nature, lava-water interactions can make volcanic activity more […] The post Watch Scientists...
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Watch Scientists Make And Explode Lava To Study Volcanoes - Cnet

When water and lava collide, you'd better get out of the way.
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Behold The Beauty Of Jupiter’s Clouds

Jupiter’s clouds have always fascinated many of us like nature’s massive lava lamp.  This image from NASA is one of the most captivating yet of the incredible sight on the largest planet. Previously NASA’s Juno spacecraft...
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Kilauea Volcano's 35-year Eruption Streak May Be Over

The volcano hasn't produced lava in three months — but that doesn't mean it isn't still active. Video provided by Newsy        
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"lava-lamp" Proteins May Help Cells Cheat Death

With proteins that reversibly self-assemble into droplets, cells may control their metabolism—and harden themselves against harsh conditions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A Fiery Lava Field Made From 10,000 Pieces Of Brightly Colored Origami Pieces Covering 100 Square...

View this post on Instagram A post shared by SP25 ARQUITECTURA (@sp25arquitectura) on Nov 11, 2018 at 10:05am PST Spanish architects David Olivia and Elisenda Planas of SP25 have created an amazing 100 square meter lava...
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Watch: Volcanic Lightning, Lava Lights Up The Sky

The amazing footage was captured at Indonesia's Krakatau volcano.
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Researchers Say Earth’s Core Is Soft

When I grew up, I was told that our planet’s core was made of lava – and that I’d never be able to dig through the planet to get out the other side. I was misinformed. While it still seems that I cannot tunnel through the planet...
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Kīlauea's Summit Collapsed Into Itself

A few weeks back I wrote about how much the lower East Rift Zone of Hawaii's Kīlauea had been changed by this summer's eruption. Over half a cubic kilometer of lava came pouring out of the multitude of fissures that opening in Leilani Estates and...

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