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Jupiter’s moon Io had record-breaking volcanic outburst in 2022

Jupiter’s moon Io — the most geologically-active body in the solar system — had a record breaking volcanic outburst last year, a scientist has found. Physicist Dr Jeff Morgenthaler of the Planetary Science Institute (PSI) has been monitoring volcanic activity on Io every year since 2017. The Jovian moon, he said, shows some sort of […]

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New tech makes monitoring volcanic emissions at Yellowstone a gas

Yellowstone Caldera Chronicles is a weekly column written by scientists and collaborators of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. This week’s contribution is from Blaine McCleskey and David Roth, research chemists with the U.S. Geological Survey. Steam rises from the Mud Geyser fumarole on the northeast side of the Mud Volcano thermal area in Yellowstone National Park. Gas […]

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Fact-checking claims about volcanic concerns at Yellowstone,

CLAIM: A study by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proves that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine causes blood clots. THE FACTS: The research showed an association between elderly recipients of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine and pulmonary embolisms, but the authors note that the findings do not prove a link to the vaccine. Still, social media users are […]

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Yellowstone is open, not closed due to ‘volcanic uplift’

The claim: Yellowstone officials closed the park due to rising ‘volcanic uplift’  Social media users claim Yellowstone National Park has been closed due to an impending natural disaster.  “Yellowstone officials just closed up the park and said the volcanic uplift is rising,” reads the text in a Dec. 18 Facebook post (direct link, archive link).  The […]

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No, Yellowstone hasn’t ‘closed’ over volcanic concerns

CLAIM: Yellowstone National Park officials have “closed down the park” due to a rising “volcanic uplift.” AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The national park is open, though many roads are currently closed to automobiles for the winter. Experts say the ground at Yellowstone regularly rises and subsides but this has been trending downward in recent years. There […]

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Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai Eruption Released The Highest Volcanic Plume Ever Recorded

A spectacular and explosive volcanic eruption in January 2022 produced the highest plume of steam and ash in recorded history. The towering column that arose from Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai reached a tremendous altitude of 57 kilometers (35 miles) above sea level. That height makes it the first-ever volcanic eruption seen to have punched completely through […]

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Deep Rumbles on Mars Hint at Volcanic Magma Seething Below The Surface

Rumbles detected deep inside Mars have promoted speculations over volcanic activity on the red planet from “possible” to “likely”. After studying a cluster of marsquakes detected by NASA’s InSight lander, researchers have concluded that molten magma is probably still present beneath the crust of Mars – meaning that the surface of Mars continues to be […]

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Colorful Volcanic wonders! Hiking the Full Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park. (Video)

Yellowstone National Park is world renowned for its astonishing thermal features crafted by an underground chamber of magma. In this video, I hike both loops in the park’s Norris Geyser Basin, and bring its astonishing colors and steam to life. Here, Yellowstone is alive. Source link

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The Yellowstone Volcanic Observatory’s new

The OmniGlobe at the UW Geology Museum shows all active volcanoes across the World (Photo Credit: Isabel McKim) The Yellowstone Volcanic Observatory (YVO) has released a new 10-year plan and the University of Wyoming will play an active role in accomplishing its key components. The plan will be guided by Ken Sims, a professor in […]

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A volcanic catastrophe off the Norwegian coast likely explains dramatic global warming 55 million years ago

Several new Norwegian and international studies about this mysterious global catastrophe will soon be published. By all accounts, the studies will point to the Vøring Plateau just west of the town Sandnessjøen in Northern Norway, as the reason behind this dramatic climate event 55 million years ago. Over a fairly short period, the average temperature […]