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World’s Largest Single Volcano Found Off Japan Coast

Posted September 6th, 2013 at 5:36 pm (UTC+0)

Researchers have identified the largest volcano ever documented on the planet. It’s even bigger than Hawaii’s legendary Mauna Loa, which remains the biggest active volcano on our planet. Called Tamu Massif, this enormous dormant or inactive volcano is located within the huge underwater mountain range called Shatsky Rise formation about 1609 kilometers east of Japan. […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted February 8th, 2013 at 7:20 pm (UTC+0)
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Science Images of the Week

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC+0)

Scientists Move Closer to Predicting Volcanic Eruptions

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 6:47 pm (UTC+0)

Oregon scientists who correctly predicted the 2011 eruption of the Axial Seamount underwater volcano years before it occurred, now say another underwater volcano off the Oregon coast gave off signals just hours before it erupted. Underwater hydrophones showed a sudden increase in seismic energy about 2.6 hours before the eruption started about 400 kilometers off […]

Coils of Lava Found on Mars

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 10:52 pm (UTC+0)
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An Arizona State University graduate student has discovered unique spiral patterns in solidified lava flows on the surface of Mars. In a paper published in Science, Andrew Ryan describes the snail-like patterns as ranging in size from about one meter to 30 meters across. While lava flows such as these have been found on the […]

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