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Baffin Island provides insights into origin of Earth’s water

Analysis of lava from deep within Earth's mantle suggests that water-soaked dust grains present early in the solar system, as the planets were just...

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...

Cooking with Lava

Set-up as part of the Syracuse University Lava Project, this cook-off was a collaboration with experimental UK chef Sam Bompas and the Syracuse University...

Did dinosaur-killing asteroid trigger largest lava flows on Earth?

The asteroid that slammed into the ocean off Mexico 66 million years ago and killed off the dinosaurs probably rang the Earth like a...

Theoretical study suggests huge lava tubes could exist on moon

Lava tubes large enough to house cities could be structurally stable on the moon, according to a theoretical study presented at the Lunar and...

Scientists monitoring Hawaii lava undertake risks

New photos from the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory give a glimpse into the hazardous work scientists undertake to monitor lava that's threatening...

Rushed evacuations as Philippine volcano spews lava

Lava cascaded down the Philippines' most active volcano on Wednesday as authorities rushed to evacuate thousands ahead of a possible deadly eruption. Mostly women, children...

How a change in slope affects lava flows

As soon as lava flows from a volcano, exposure to air and wind causes it to start to cool and harden. Rather than hardening...

Hottest lava eruption linked to growth of first continents

A collaborative research team has discovered an important link between the eruption of Earth's hottest lavas, the location of some of the largest ore...

Against the current with lava flows

Lava formed massive canyons on Mars An Italian astronomer in the 19th century first described them as 'canali' – on Mars' equatorial region, a conspicuous...

Against the current with lava flows

An Italian astronomer in the 19th century first described them as ‘canali’ – on Mars’ equatorial region, a conspicuous net-like system of deep gorges...

New discovery helps solve mystery source of African lava

Floods of molten lava may sound like the stuff of apocalyptic theorists, but history is littered with evidence of such past events where vast...

Unique Sighting of Lava Solves Mystery

Scientists have made the first ever observations of how a rare type of lava continues moving almost a year after a volcanic eruption. Researchers visiting...

Fragments of Continents Hidden Under Lava in Indian Ocean

The islands Reunion and Mauritius, both well-known tourist destinations, are hiding a micro-continent, which has now been discovered. The continent fragment known as Mauritia...

Lava Formations in Western U.S. Linked to Rip in Giant Slab...

Like a stream of air shooting out of an airplane's broken window to relieve cabin pressure, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC...

Deep-sea volcanoes don’t just produce lava flows, they also explode!

Between 75 and 80 per cent of all volcanic activity on Earth takes place at deep-sea, mid-ocean ridges. Most of these volcanoes produce effusive...

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