Analysis of a volcano may help explain why some eruptions produce volcanic balloons–hollow chunks of lava that encase a gas-filled cavity.
A serendipitous discovery of tiny tunnels in lava that cooled rapidly under fresh water could help scientists search for life on Mars.
What role does the asthenosphere play in midplate volcanism?
How do scientists communicate with the public during natural disasters, such as lava flows?
How are scientists taking advantage of Iceland’s Bardarbunga eruption, which shows no signs of slowing down?
Earlier this year, a red glow became visible atop Nyamulagira, a volcano in the East African Rift. Helicopter flights soon confirmed lava fountains inside a pit crater on the volcano's central caldera.
Using observations from historical eruptions and a simple mechanical model, researchers studied how changes in slope can affect lava flows.