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How Volcanoes Form
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How Volcanoes Form

Fiery mountains yes, but, oh, so much more: Volcanoes let us look inside the Earth.

Discover the many forms of volcanoes, eruptions, and lava, as well as their aftereffects. Some are deadly, but many are so beneficial that life on our planet couldn’t exist without them.

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Shape It Up: An Earth Changing Erosion Activity

Shape It Up: An Earth Changing Erosion Activity

Play this game and find out how much you know about the forces that change Earth's surface. More...

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Kinetic City
Volcano World: FAQs

Volcano World: FAQs

Got a question about volcanoes? Chances are good it's been asked — and answered — here. More...

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Volcano World
Could Volcanoes Help Slow Global Warming?

Could Volcanoes Help Slow Global Warming?

Small volcanic eruptions from 2000-2013 might be helping to slow global warming, according to a new study. Take a look at it and the phenomenon known as global warming hiatus. More...

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CBS News
Global Warming Triggers Volcanic Eruptions

Global Warming Triggers Volcanic Eruptions

Big volcanic eruptions can spew millions of tons of sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere, changing weather for a few years. Now evidence suggests a changing climate can bring more eruptions. More...

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Popular Science
Build a Volcano

Build a Volcano

Choose the type of lava and the amount of water, and stand by to see what erupts. You’ll discover how character and style can apply to volcanoes. More...

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Natural History Museum, London
11 Surprising Natural Lessons from Mount St. Helens

11 Surprising Natural Lessons from Mount St. Helens

From "survival of the deepest" to "raining spiders," see what's been learned after 30 years of research and rebirth in Mount St. Helens' blast zone. More...

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Scientific American
Exploring a Volcano

Exploring a Volcano

What if there were a volcano field which — if it erupts — could affect air travel, agriculture, and climate? Turns out, there is: Find out more about Laguna del Maule. More...

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The Why Files
Planetary Scientist Profile: Brent Garry

Planetary Scientist Profile: Brent Garry

Meet a geologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center who studies volcanoes and lava flows on the Moon and Mars, as well as here on Earth. More...

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NASA
Volcanic Eruptions Trigger Shocking Find

Volcanic Eruptions Trigger Shocking Find

Volcanic eruptions that trigger lightning storms? They've been seen for thousands of years, but scientists only recently started monitoring them. Take a look at what they're learning. More...

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Nature
Amazing Images from the Canary Islands

Amazing Images from the Canary Islands

Take a photo tour of this island chain off the coast of Africa for a look at some fantastic volcanic features. More...

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Volcano World
Mount St. Helens: Volcanic Eruption and Recovery

Mount St. Helens: Volcanic Eruption and Recovery

In 1980, Mount St. Helens in Washington state erupted. Get a satellite's-eye view of the destruction, and recovery, in this timelapse video. More...

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NASA
Volcanic Islands Forming Over a Hot Spot

Volcanic Islands Forming Over a Hot Spot

Watch a simulation to see how the Hawaiian islands were formed when magma erupted onto the seafloor and accumulated. More...

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