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As lava hardens, a revelation bubbles up

Back when he was working on his Ph.D. in geophysics at the University of Chicago in the 1980s, Dork Sahagian took a break one day from studying lava flows to attend a lecture on how raindrops form in clouds.

dateMar 20, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Against the current with lava flows

Primeval lava flows formed the massive canyons and gorge systems on Mars. Water, by contrast, was far too scarce on the red planet to have cut these gigantic valleys into the landscape. This is the conclusion of several years ...

dateMay 12, 2014 in Space Exploration
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A volcanologist's take on Fuego eruption

The eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala was likely a "pyroclastic surge" similar to the one that destroyed the ancient city of Pompeii, says volcanologist David Rothery of The Open University in England.

dateJun 04, 2018 in Environment
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Mapping lava flows in Iceland

As volcanologists at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, we love everything lava. Right now, we're exploring how the structure of the surfaces lava flows over influences how it advances. Does it matter if the lava is flowing ...

dateSep 10, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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