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January 13, 2015
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NASA Robot Plunges Into Volcano to Explore Fissure

— Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are developing robots to explore volcanoes — VolcanoBot 1 was tested at Kilauea volcano in Hawaii — A lighter, smaller VolcanoBot 2 will be tested this year Volcanoes have always fascinated Carolyn Parcheta. … Continue reading

June 14, 2013
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Life underground

Active microbes discovered far beneath seafloor in ancient ocean sediment Microbes are living more than 500 feet beneath the seafloor in 5 million-year-old sediment, according to new findings by researchers at the University of Delaware and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution … Continue reading

October 6, 2012
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UCLA Astronomers Discover Star Racing Around Black Hole at Center of Our Galaxy

Discovery crucial to revealing fabric of space and time around black hole UCLA astronomers report the discovery of a remarkable star that orbits the enormous black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy in a blistering 11-and-a-half years … Continue reading

May 27, 2012
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Landmark Volcano Study Brings to Life Huge Alaska Eruption on its Centennial

MENLO PARK, Calif. – 100 years ago, in June 1912, the most powerful volcanic eruption of the 20th century took place in what is now Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve. This massive volcanic event once again comes alive for … 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