Three water-filled maars in the Eifel, Germany (Gemündener Maar, Weinfelder Maar, Schalkenmehrener Maar). Created by volcanic activity, maars are also found in other parts of Europe and on other continents, but Eifel-Maars are the classic example worldwide. Credit: Martin Schildgen / Wikimedia Commons Scientists have discovered new evidence for active […]

The 2015 eruption at Wolf volcano in the Galapagos Archipelago. Credit: Gabriel Salazar, La Pinta Yacht Expedition. An international team of volcanologists working on remote islands in the Galápagos Archipelago has found that volcanoes which reliably produce small basaltic lava eruptions hide chemically diverse magmas in their underground plumbing systems—including […]

Venus is the second planet from the Sun. Credit: NASA ETH researchers used computer simulations to classify the current activity of corona structures on the surface of Venus. To their surprise, they found a previously undiscovered ring of fire on our neighboring planet. Years ago, planetary researchers discovered unusual circular structures […]

Animation New 3D model provides evidence that Venus is churning inside. A new study identified 37 recently active volcanic structures on Venus. The study provides some of the best evidence yet that Venus is still a geologically active planet. A research paper on the work, which was conducted by researchers at the […]

Okmok Caldera. Credit: Alaska Volcano observatory, USGS/Wikimedia Commons Ice core samples provide new evidence of a massive volcanic eruption in 43 BCE. An international team of scientists and historians has found evidence connecting an unexplained period of extreme cold in ancient Rome with an unlikely source: a massive eruption of […]

Fountain Paint Pot. Credit: National Park Service. Throughout Earth’s long history, volcanic super-eruptions have been some of the most extreme events ever to affect our planet’s rugged surface. Surprisingly, even though these explosions eject enormous volumes of material— at least 1,000 times more than the 1980 eruption of Mount St. […]

These giant mounds of fossil stromatolites from about 2.5 billion years ago are located in South Africa. For scale, notice a person’s dangling legs at the top center. These layered minerals were deposited on an ancient coastline by communities of microbes, including photosynthetic bacteria that generated oxygen. The new study […]

Three water-filled maars in the Eifel, Germany (Gemündener Maar, Weinfelder Maar, Schalkenmehrener Maar). Created by volcanic activity, maars are also found in other parts of Europe and on other continents, but Eifel-Maars are the classic example worldwide. Credit: Martin Schildgen / Wikimedia CommonsLicence typeAttribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA 4.0) Scientists have discovered […]