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Cannonball bomb

Part of Hall of Planet Earth.

Cannonball Bomb

Exhibition Text

When the bomb hits the ground and hurtles down the slope, making a whirring noise, its corners become sheared, and the hardened form appears as a smooth, rounded lump.

Provided by Lava Beds National Monument and Jeff Dinnel, Tionesta, California

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Volcanoes

Keywords: Volcanoes, Volcanic ash, tuff, etc., Magmas, Volcanism, Volcanic eruptions

Audience: General