How does heat escape from the churning engine that keeps our planet running? Through volcanoes.
Video Space Volcanoes - Shelf Life 360 Awe-inspiring extraterrestrial eruptions. Video Shelf Life 18: Under the Volcanoes What makes one volcano more explosive than another? Reading Making Rocks Some volcanoes slowly ooze magma while others explode with immense power. Yet all volcanic eruptions begin in the magma chamber.... Game Find a Vent Climb aboard a virtual expedition in search of a deep sea vent. Exhibit Volcanoes Under the Sea The longest volcano chain in the world is the 80,000-kilometer-long mid-ocean ridge system, where new ocean crust is formed and the... Article Mapping Mt. Rainier Beneath the glacier-clad summit of Mt. Rainier lies an active volcano, which has more than once produced enough molten rock to bury... Game + Video Plates on the Move Volcanoes, tsunamis, earthquakes... Examine how plate tectonics affect our world! Exhibit Volcanism Volcanoes provide an efficient way for solid planets and moons to shed their internal heat. Article Article: Follow the Magma In 1669, the fastest and largest lava flow documented for Mount Etna on the island of Sicily killed most of Catania's 20,000 residents... Reading Volcanoes: Magma Rising What causes volcanoes to erupt? How do scientists study them? Explore one of the most powerful volcanic eruptions in history. Article Volcanoes Some volcanoes explode with the force of an atomic bomb. Others spill rivers of gently flowing lava. Video Monitoring Mount Etna: Magma on the Move Volcanologists keep wary watch on Sicily's restless peak. Blog Post Recipes for Eruption Museum researchers use different combinations of heat, pressure, and rocks to uncover the science behind volcanic eruptions. April 21, 2015 Blog Post Expedition to a Modern Pompeii The upcoming exhibition Nature’s Fury features chilling artifacts from a volcanic eruption that destroyed a bustling Caribbean city... November 6, 2014