Dating our galaxy's dormant volcano

(Phys.org) —A dormant volcano—a supermassive black hole—lies at the heart of our galaxy. Fresh evidence suggests that it last erupted two million years ago.

World's largest telescope to be built in Hawaii

(AP) -- Hawaii was chosen Tuesday as the site for the world's biggest telescope, a device so powerful that it will allow scientists to see some 13 billion light years away and get a glimpse into the early years of the universe.

China's Changbaishan volcano showing signs of increased activity

Roughly 1,100 years ago, the Changbaishan volcano that lies along the border between northeastern China and North Korea erupted, sending pyroclastic flows dozens of kilometers and blasting a 5-kilometer (3-mile) wide chunk ...

Antigua warns of emissions from Montserrat volcano

Shifting winds are blowing sulfurous winds from the Montserrat volcano across the nearby island of Antigua in the eastern Caribbean, prompting authorities there to urge precautions.

Seismic experiment in Alaska could shed light on slow earthquakes

An earthquake expert at the University of California, Riverside is leading a team of seismologists and volcanologists to conduct an experiment in Alaska that will record a variety of seismic events in that state. The experiment ...

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