New molecules detected in Io's atmosphere
Io – Jupiter's innermost Galilean moon – is the most geologically active body in the Solar System. With over 400 active volcanic regions, plumes of sulfur can climb as high as 300 miles above the surface. ...
Lava lamps: 50 years old and still groovy
Call them '60s relics or hippy home accessories, lava lamps have been casting their dim but groovy light on interiors for half a century, having hit British shelves 50 years ago on Tuesday.
Supervolcanic ash can turn to lava miles from eruption, scientists find
Supervolcanoes, such as the one sitting dormant under Yellowstone National Park, are capable of producing eruptions thousands of times more powerful than normal volcanic eruptions. While they only happen ...
Remote Alaska volcano emits lava flow, ash plume
A remote Alaska volcano is again oozing lava into its ice-filled caldera, but there's no cause for alarm for nearby residents.
Volcano spews more hot ash, lava in east Indonesia
A volcano spewed more hot ash and lava on a tiny Indonesian island Monday after causing six deaths over the weekend.
Sand dunes swallowing Anakin Skywalker's hometown
New research describes a fast-moving sand dune in Tunisia that is spilling onto the streets of the Star Wars set used to portray Anakin Skywalker's childhood home.
Research team solves Martian meteorite age puzzle
By directing energy beams at tiny crystals found in a Martian meteorite, a Western University-led team of geologists has proved that the most common group of meteorites from Mars is almost 4 billion years younger than many ...
At the foot of the Red Planet's giant volcano
(Phys.org) —Hundreds of individual lava flows are seen frozen in time on the flanks of Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the Solar System.
Scientists use X-rays to connect mantle chemistry with carbon cycle
(Phys.org) —Study at NSLS may help reveal the role of mantle oxidation states in understanding the Earth's deep interior.
Dry run for the 2020 Mars mission
(Phys.org) —A film director looking for a location where a movie about Mars could be shot might consider the Atacama Desert, one of the harshest landscapes the planet has to offer. Due to the accidents ...
Scientists monitoring, providing alerts on Pavlof and Cleveland volcanoes
(Phys.org) —Two of Alaska's most active volcanoes—Pavlof and Cleveland—are currently erupting. At the time of this post, their activity continues at low levels, but energetic explosions could occur ...
New archaeological 'high definition' sourcing sharpens understanding of the past
A new method of sourcing the origins of artefacts in high definition is set to improve our understanding of the past.
Alaska volcano shoots ash 15,000 feet into the air
(AP)—One of Alaska's most restless volcanoes has shot an ash cloud 15,000 feet into the air in an ongoing eruption that has drawn attention from a nearby community but isn't expected to threaten air traffic.
US budget cuts pare real-time volcano monitoring (Update)
Scientists monitoring Alaska's volcanoes have shut down stations that track eruptions in real time and put off repairing seismic equipment due to U.S. budget cuts—moves that could delay getting vital information ...