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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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Here’s why Mount Nyiragongo is one of Africa’s most dangerous volcanoes

The volcano’s magma is also particularly rich in carbon dioxide, an invisible and odorless gas. This gas often quietly exudes to the surface via aquifers above deep bodies of outgassing magma. Being denser than air, the gas accumulates unnoticed in low areas. The locals call it mazukuor “evil wind”. “We have a lot of people […]

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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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Three of the best places to experience volcanoes

In March, a volcano in southwest Iceland, on the Reykjanes peninsula, began to erupt. Thousands of visitors have since been drawn to the Geldinga Valley to watch lava flows from what geologists call a “minor” eruption. “But for Icelanders, it’s a rare opportunity to see their volcanic landscape take shape,” Egill Bjarnason told the Financial […]

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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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Collapsing volcanoes erupt longer and harder

The partially collapsed crater of Kilauea, the most active volcano in the Hawaiian chain, after the … [+] 2018-2019 eruption. Getty Images Scientists have discovered what triggers large-scale volcanic eruptions and the conditions that can lead to them. Hawaii’s Kilauea is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. For this reason and its […]

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Egan Bernal says he is no longer in pain after his first day in the mountains at the 2021 Giro d’Italia

Egan Bernal entered the 2021 Giro d’Italia as one of the top two favorites in the overall standings alongside Simon Yates, but the Colombian was unsure how long his back injury would last. Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) had some issues as the race approached with his back pain which saw him abandon the Tour de France […]

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Volcanoes on Mars may still be active

Orbital view of the Olympus Mons volcano on Mars, the largest known volcano in the solar system. This … [+] measures 375 miles in diameter at its base, and the walls of the volcano rise 15 miles above the plains of Mars. Corbis via Getty Images Using data from satellites orbiting Mars, a study has […]

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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 […]