In the field studying the rock association in the Doolena Gap greenstone belt, 30 km north of Marble bar in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
The remote Pilbara region of Western Australian formed many billions of years ago when the Earth was much hotter and the crust softer than it is today.
Seismic shockwaves after a meteorite’s collision could affect systems all over the planet.
Research suggests a new threat to life on Earth from the meteorite's crash: Via seismic waves, the impact triggered massive undersea eruptions, as big as any ever seen in our planet's history.
Volcanologists often visit active volcanoes in order to observe eruptions and collect samples of lava and ash.
Volcanologists study the formation and eruptions of volcanoes - surely one of the most interesting jobs around. However, it can also be very dangerous.
The planet is more similar to Earth than any other – except when it comes to supporting life.
Magma is molten rock below the Earth’s surface. Once erupted, it becomes lava (pictured).
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In Iceland, an audacious project to tap into magma deep below the surface may usher in a new era of geothermal power.
Scientists have found a way to narrow down the best signs that a specific volcano is about to blow.
Many villagers will have little to return to.
Around 60 volcanoes erupt in the average year. On any particular day, there are usually about 20 volcanoes erupting somewhere in the world. Naturally, they can’t all make headlines. But when there are…
Bardarbunga from the air.
The Bárðarbunga (or Bardarbunga) volcano has erupted, evoking memories of the 2010 Icelandic ash cloud that caused chaos across European and North American air routes. Dave McGarvie, a volcanologist at…