Mars’ Largest Volcano – Olympus Mons

This is Mars. Three billion years ago it had active volcanoes. One still remains, the largest volcano in the solar system. The cliffs leading to it are over nine kilometers high. Mt. Everest would sit comfortably in their shadow and those are just the foothills. This is the awe-inspiring Olympus Mons. It covers an area the size of Arizona. Its crater alone is 85 kilometers wide. Yet a structure this size would require millions of years to form, time that volcanoes on Earth never get. On Earth, the crust is always moving. Deep below a single hot spot pushes magma […]

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How Auckland Volcanoes Erupt

Auckland City is built on a field of small volcanoes, about 50 of them. And some of these volcanoes you can see as you drive around the city – they’re obvious cones. other volcanoes are really just holes in the ground, and that tells us about the different styles of eruption that have taken place in Auckland during the past quarter of a million years. Beneath Auckland there is a hot-spot in the mantle, we think at a depth of about 80 to 100 kms and in this hot-spot rocks are melting and producing magma. The magma segregates and it […]

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Can Goats Predict Volcanic Eruptions?

The Argentata dell Etna is a breed of goat found nowhere else in the world. Each morning, Gaitano herds his animals out onto the slopes of the volcano. The goats will eat just about anything. But Gaitano knows that on the upper slopes of Etna, there are glades of a yellow flower that he thinks gives his goats milk a unique taste. Gaitano has been working on the mountain his whole life, and in that time, he’s noticed some bizarre behavior in his animals. He believes that the goats behave erratically, not just during one of Etna’s eruptions, but before […]

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Using the Earth as Inspiration: Learning Geology at Valles Caldera

There is simply just so much a person can understand, so when you get a number of one-of-a-kind groups collectively, that is the place you really start to gain knowledge of new things. And the scientists that have been around us from the State of Mexico, and across the entire United States of America as good, has been instructing these kids on how do their work. They were opening their eyes into how much geology is around them and how much they rely on it for their every day lives. These kids were hungry for training. They had been in the […]

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Earth’s Tilt 2: Land of the Midnight Sun

Think that you just live in North america, and sooner or later you call up your buddy in Norway, up by means of the North Pole. You guys are speakme, and you are making plans to go talk over with him next summer. So any time subsequent summer season works for you? Yep. Any time is excellent for me. Adequate, how about June? That’s summer for you, correct? Of course. In a few months, June rolls round, and also you hop on the plane for your Norwegian trip. You guys are hanging out one night time, when he says– I […]

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Don’t Worry About That Asteroid That Might Hit This Year | SciShow News

Due to Skillshare for assisting this episode of SciShow. Click on the hyperlink within the description to gain knowledge of more about Skillshare. I dont want to alarm you, but chances are that some headline already has, on the grounds that an asteroid the size of a football area could hit Earth this year. But the truth is, there’s an highly low risk of that without a doubt going down, and despite the fact that it does, it most commonly wont cause so much injury. The asteroid in question is referred to as 2006QV89.Its estimated to be about 40 meters […]

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