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Yellowstone supervolcano eruption would kill millions and spark mini ice age

The Yellowstone supervolcano in America could cause destruction all over the world if it erupted including by impacting the climate, crops, and the air we breathe Yellowstone National Park ( Image: zrfphoto) A huge volcano in the US would have catastrophic worldwide consequences if it erupted, potentially killing millions and sparking the next ice age. […]

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An Alaskan Volcano Is Overdue to Erupt, And We May Finally Know What’s Stopping It

Geologists expected the Westdahl Peak volcano to erupt again by 2010, yet it sits still intact and restless – pointing to flaws in our predictive models. Trying to accurately warn when volcanoes will go boom is a crucial but tricky business to protect surrounding people and reduce aviation risks. So many factors must be considered, and this […]

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Ice Volcanoes Have Been Discovered on Pluto — Does This Mean the Dwarf Planet Could Sustain Life?

This study used the data gathered over the past seven years to look into one unique region of Pluto’s surface, which appears to be filled with irregular surfaces made up of massive rises and craters. The researchers believe that there is nowhere else quite like it anywhere else in the solar system. These are examples […]

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NASA images reveal stunning ice volcanoes more than four miles high on Pluto

Ice volcanoes are comparable to regular ones — except instead of being formed from molten rock, they are instead composed of frozen liquids like ammonia, methane and water. These materials typically erupt out as liquid or vapour plumes into extreme environments the feature conditions either at or below their respective freezing points, before turning solid. […]

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There’s Something Truly Unique About Pluto’s Landscape, New Study Says

At the distant end of the Solar System, far from the Sun’s warmth and light, a truly unique world drifts in the alien darkness. Pluto, new research has found, has a landscape sculpted by ice volcanoes, of a type and scale seen nowhere else in the Solar System. To the south-west of the Sputnik Planitia, […]

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How a Magnetic ‘Tug-of-War’ With Io’s Volcanic Eruptions Creates Jupiter’s Auroras

Jupiter’s auroras – the lights that dance around its poles – are the most distinct in our solar system and over a thousand times brighter than Earth’s aurora. Now, a new study confirms that these otherworldly polar lights come from a unique source: space lava.   Jupiter’s moon Io is the most volcanically active world in the solar […]

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Science breakthrough as Chinese fossil study hints dinosaur evolution helped by volcanoes

NEW RESEARCH suggests dinosaurs may have been aided in their evolutionary dominance by a period of extreme volcanic activity. Read more here Daily Express :: Science Feed