Latest Magma Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
VANCOUVER, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Magma Energy Corp.
Conductivity image hints volcano plume is bigger than thought.
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.
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.
When a team of scientists drilling near an Icelandic volcano hit magma in 2009, they had to abandon their planned experiments on geothermal energy.
Geologists in Iceland discovered a big surprise while drilling an exploratory geothermal well in 2009 in the Krafla volcano: the presence of underground lava, known as magma, flowing into the well at a depth of 6,900 feet.
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....
- Large; stout; burly.