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2010-11-19 09:54:15

The Soufriere Hills Volcano on Montserrat erupted in 1995, and an international team of researchers has studied this volcano from land and sea since then to understand the workings of andesite volcanos more completely.

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2010-11-16 09:44:21

The Earth is constantly manufacturing new crust, spewing molten magma up along undersea ridges at the boundaries of tectonic plates.

2010-11-01 09:59:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The project known as The World Park, an event and campaign created for New York's Parks and Recreation group, launched in Central Park on Arbor Day weekend 2010.

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2010-09-27 07:30:00

A better way to pinpoint where volcanic eruptions are likely to occur has been produced by an international team of geophysicists.

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2010-09-21 11:43:19

The heat in the atmosphere of Venus, induced from a strong greenhouse warming, might actually have a cooling effect on the planet's interior.

2010-09-21 08:00:00

VANCOUVER, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Magma Energy Corp. (TSX:MXY) today announced that its audited 2010 year end results and Annual Information Form will be released on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 after markets close.

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2010-09-18 08:14:00

The Earth's mantle and its core mix at a distance of 2900 km under our feet in a mysterious zone.

2010-09-17 10:58:00

VANCOUVER, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Magma Energy Corp.

2010-09-03 09:33:00

(all amounts in USD unless stated otherwise) VANCOUVER, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Magma Energy Corp.


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2005-05-25 18:34:42

Scoria is a term used by geologists to describe an igneous rock containing many gas bubbles, or vesicules. Scoria forms when magma rich in dissolved gases is vented. As the magma encounters lower pressures, the gasses are able to escape and form bubbles. These bubbles are trapped when the magma cools and solidifies. Volcanic cones of scoria can be left behind after eruptions, usually forming mountains with a crater at the summit. An example is Mount Wellington, Auckland in New Zealand....

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.