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ID 2 officials killed in small plane crash in Utah mountains

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Police have identified two men who died in a small plane crash over the weekend in the mountains of northern Utah. Devin Criddle, 26, died Saturday morning at the crash scene near the Powder Mountain ski area, authorities said. He was a student at Utah State University on his first […]

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Why do volcanoes erupt?

According to the traditions of the Australian Gunditjamara people, the mainland’s Budj Bim volcano formed when a giant crouched on the earth for so long that its body became a volcanic mountain and its teeth turned into lava that the volcano spat out. But as the science of geology explains, the 60 to 80 the […]

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Volcanoes on Mars could be active

Recent explosive volcanic deposit around a fissure in the Cerberus Fossae system. NASA / JPL / MSSS / The Murray Lab Evidence of recent volcanic activity on Mars shows that eruptions may have occurred in the past 50,000 years, according to a new study by researchers at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University […]

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Living volcanoes and frozen lakes: these are the most dangerous hotels in Europe for daredevils

Europe is full of unusual and immersive places to stay that encourage people to come into contact with Mother Earth. And we’re not talking about your average Eat Pray Love retreat – as fun as they can be for some. We have discovered destinations that put all the courage and beauty of the natural world […]

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Volcanoes on Mars could be active, increasing the possibility that the planet is recently habitable

Daniel Stolte, University Communications, and Alan Fischer, Planetary Science Institute May 6, 2021 Recent explosive volcanic deposit around a fissure in the Cerberus Fossae system. NASA / JPL / MSSS / The Murray Lab Evidence of recent volcanic activity on Mars shows that eruptions may have occurred in the past 50,000 years, according to a […]

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How are mountains formed?

Mountains are landforms that rise above the surrounding terrain, usually thousands of feet high. Some mountains stand on their own; others are part of long chains called mountain ranges. Mountains are formed in one of three ways: Volcanic explosions Tectonic faults that occur when tectonic plates slide over each other Tectonic collisions The height of […]