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Holuhraun Lava Could Still Be Toasty Underneath
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Holuhraun Lava Could Still Be Toasty Underneath

Although the basaltic rock formed a hard crust, the flow is likely hot enough to prevent snow from building up on top.

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All Quiet at Holuhraun
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All Quiet at Holuhraun

For now, the eruption at the Icelandic volcano has come to an end.

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Flood Basalts on Mars and Iceland
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Flood Basalts on Mars and Iceland

A team of NASA scientists headed to Holuhraun because the volcano has geologic cousins on Mars.

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Fresh Lava Flows Surround Pu’u ‘O’o
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Fresh Lava Flows Surround Pu’u ‘O’o

Fresh lava flows radiate from Kilauea’s Pu’su ’O’o, crater, as the Volcano’s longstanding eruption continues.

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Lava Flow from Erta Ale Range, Ethiopia
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Lava Flow from Erta Ale Range, Ethiopia

In early November 2008, a volcano erupted in the Erta Ale Range in northeastern Ethiopia, producing a fresh lava flow.

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Kilauea’s Lava Pours Into the Pacific
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Kilauea’s Lava Pours Into the Pacific

Molten rock meets the sea in the latest episode in a long-lived eruption.

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Volcanic Activity at Kilauea
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Volcanic Activity at Kilauea

Fresh lava flows cover the slopes of Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano.

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The Infrared Glow of Kilauea’s Lava Flows
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The Infrared Glow of Kilauea’s Lava Flows

This false-color image shows the infrared signal emitted by fresh lava flowing toward the sea.

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Lava Consumes Vacationland and Kapoho Bay
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Lava Consumes Vacationland and Kapoho Bay

Since May 3, Kilauea has erupted enough lava to fill 45,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

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Fresh Lava on Kilauea, Hawaii
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Fresh Lava on Kilauea, Hawaii

Infared satellite imagery shows how lava tubes carry molten basalt from Pu'u 'O'o to the coastal plain.

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Fresh Lava on Tolbachik Volcano
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Fresh Lava on Tolbachik Volcano

Acquired March 6, 2013, this image shows a fresh lava flow on the surface of Tolbachik Volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula.

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Lava Flows on the Kilauea’s Pali
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Lava Flows on the Kilauea’s Pali

The volcano continues to earn its reputation as Earth’s most active.

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Carrizozo Lava Flow
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Carrizozo Lava Flow

Acquired May 18, 2003, this photo-like image shows the charcoal-brown Carrizozo Malpais, a 75-kilometer-long lava flow in south-central New Mexico.

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The Shapes that Lavas Take, Part 2
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The Shapes that Lavas Take, Part 2

Low-viscosity lava flows produce long, narrow shapes on the landscape.

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Monochromatic Lava Fields on Tolbachik Volcano
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Monochromatic Lava Fields on Tolbachik Volcano

Fresh lava flows are difficult to distinguish from the barren rock of Tolbachinsky Dol, a volcanic plateau.

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Hell’s Half Acre Lava Field, Idaho
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Hell’s Half Acre Lava Field, Idaho

The Hell’s Half Acre Lava Field is the youngest and easternmost lava flow associated with the Snake River Plain basalts.

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