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2011-05-26 14:45:00

A team of NASA-funded researchers has measured water from the moon that shows some parts of the lunar mantle have as much water as the Earth's upper mantle. The research, from Case Western Reserve University, Carnegie Institution for Science, and Brown University, shows 100 times more water than measured before. Scientists discovered water along with volatile elements in lunar magma trapped inside of crystals that are themselves trapped inside tiny volcanic glass beads. The team of...

2011-05-13 07:00:00

VANCOUVER, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Magma Energy Corp. ("Magma") (TSX: MXY) and Plutonic Power Corporation ("Plutonic") (TSX: PCC) today announced the completion of the merger of Magma and Plutonic pursuant to a plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement").  As previously announced, the Arrangement was approved by the Supreme Court of British Columbia on May 9, 2011. Pursuant to the Arrangement, Magma has acquired all of the outstanding shares of Plutonic on the basis of 2.38...

2011-05-12 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data analysis from NASA's Galileo spacecraft reveals a subsurface ocean of molten or partially molten magma beneath the surface of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The finding heralds the first direct confirmation of this kind of magma layer at Io and explains why the moon is the most volcanic object known in the solar system. The research was conducted by scientists at the...

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2011-05-12 14:55:00

NASA said on Thursday that its Galileo spacecraft has revealed a subsurface ocean of molten, or partially molten, magma beneath the surface of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io. The research is the first direct confirmation of this kind of magma layer at Io and explains why the moon is the most volcanic object known in the solar system. "Scientists are excited we finally understand where Io's magma is coming from and have an explanation for some of the mysterious signatures we saw in some of the...

2011-05-09 15:39:00

VANCOUVER, May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Plutonic Power Corporation (PCC: TSX) and Magma Energy Corp (MXY: TSX)are pleased to announce that the Supreme Court of British Columbia has issued a final order approving the plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement") involving Plutonic and Magma. As previously announced on March 7, 2011, Magma and Plutonic have entered into an arrangement agreement whereby Magma has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Plutonic. Each Plutonic...

2011-05-02 07:30:00

VANCOUVER, May 2 /PRNewswire/ - Magma Energy Corp. (TSX: MXY) today announced that its 2011 third quarter results will be released on Thursday, May 12th , 2011 after markets close. A conference call and live audio webcast to discuss the results will be held on Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 11:30 am ET (8:30 am PT). Fiscal Year 2011 Q3 Results Conference Call and Webcast Information Date: Friday, May 13, 2011 Time: 11:30 am Eastern Time - 8:30 am Pacific Time Dial-In Numbers:...

2011-04-28 07:30:00

VANCOUVER, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Magma Energy Corp. (TSX: MXY) ("Magma") is pleased to announce that its shareholders approved at a special meeting held yesterday all resolutions in connection with its proposed merger with Plutonic Power Corporation ("Plutonic") announced on March 7, 2011 (the "Arrangement"). In particular, Magma's shareholders approved the issuance of up to 156,202,213 common shares of Magma (the "Arrangement Resolution") in connection with the...

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2011-04-11 09:34:52

Conductivity image hints volcano plume is bigger than thought University of Utah geophysicists made the first large-scale picture of the electrical conductivity of the gigantic underground plume of hot and partly molten rock that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano. The image suggests the plume is even bigger than it appears in earlier images made with earthquake waves. "It's like comparing ultrasound and MRI in the human body; they are different imaging technologies," says geophysics...

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2011-03-24 11:00:49

Researchers are hoping to attempt to drill into the Earth's mantle layer off the coast of Costa Rica in hopes of finding pristine samples of the earth's inner boundary, BBC News reports. With initial bore holes to reach 1.2 miles under the seabed to test equipment and techniques, the ultimate goal is to reach even further to retrieve deeper samples. It is estimated that at the chosen location, a drill must be able to reach almost 4 miles under the sea floor to reach the upper mantle....

2011-03-07 04:00:00

VANCOUVER, March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Magma Energy Corp (TSX:MXY) and Plutonic Power Corporation (TSX:PCC) today announced that they have entered into an arrangement agreement (the "Arrangement Agreement") to merge and create Alterra Power Corp. ("Alterra"), a leading renewable power producer, with a post-deal market capitalization of approximately $575 million. Under the terms of the Arrangement Agreement, each Plutonic shareholder will receive 2.38 shares of Magma for each Plutonic...


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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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