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Surface fractures as magma moves

A rare period of volcanic unrest in the rural Harrat Lunayyir region of Saudi Arabia in 2009 allowed researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to piece together details of how activity within ...

dateAug 23, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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What are the benefits of volcanoes?

Volcanoes are renowned for their destructive power. In fact, there are few forces of nature that rival their sheer, awesome might, or have left as big of impact on the human psyche. Who hasn't heard of tales of Mt. Vesuvius ...

dateMar 21, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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ESA image: Martian labyrinth

This block of martian terrain, etched with an intricate pattern of landslides and wind-blown dunes, is a small segment of a vast labyrinth of valleys, fractures and plateaus.

dateJan 29, 2016 in Space Exploration
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