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September 1, 2013
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Magma can survive in upper crust for hundreds of millennia

Reservoirs of silica-rich magma – the kind that causes the most explosive volcanic eruptions – can persist in Earth’s upper crust for hundreds of thousands of years without triggering an eruption, according to new University of Washington modeling research. That … Continue reading

April 27, 2013
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Carbon’s role in atmosphere formation

A new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the way carbon moves from within a planet to the surface plays a big role in the evolution of a planet’s atmosphere. If Mars released much of … Continue reading

January 10, 2013
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Magma in Earth’s Mantle Forms Deeper Than Once Thought

Study simulating pressures in mantle beneath the ocean floor shows that rocks can melt at depths up to 250 kilometers Magma forms far deeper than geologists previously thought, according to new research results. A team led by geologist Rajdeep Dasgupta … Continue reading

May 13, 2011
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NASA’s Galileo Reveals Magma ‘Ocean’ Beneath Surface of Jupiter’s Moon

A new analysis of data from NASA’s Galileo spacecraft has revealed that beneath the surface of Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io is an “ocean” of molten or partially molten magma. The finding, from a study published May 13 in the journal … Continue reading

April 1, 2011
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NASA Airborne Radar Set to Image Hawaiian Volcano

PASADENA, Calif. – The Kilauea volcano that recently erupted on the Big Island of Hawaii will be the target for a NASA study to help scientists better understand processes occurring under Earth’s surface. A NASA Gulfstream-III aircraft equipped with a … Continue reading

February 16, 2011
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Iceland Volcano’s Molten Rock Could Become Source of High-Grade Energy

*Krafla volcano gives geologists unique, unexpected opportunity to study magma* Geologists drilling an exploratory geothermal well in 2009 in the Krafla volcano in Iceland met with a big surprise: underground lava, also called magma, flowed into the well at 2.1 … Continue reading

November 20, 2010
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Months of Geologic Unrest Signaled Reawakening of Icelandic Volcano

*Monitoring volcanoes helps researchers understand the processes that drive them to erupt* Months of volcanic restlessness preceded the eruptions this spring of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull, providing insight into what roused it from its centuries of slumber. An international team of … Continue reading