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ALMA Detects Volcanic Gases in Atmosphere of Io

Using data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers from India have detected acetone, disulfur monoxide, and carbon monoxide in the atmosphere of Jupiter’s moon Io. This global view of Io was obtained in January 1999 by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft. Image credit: NASA / JPL / University of Arizona. Io is the innermost of…

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Huge volcanic eruption did Not cause climate change and mass extinction 140 million years ago

Home News Science & Astronomy The Paraná basin in Brazil provides evidence that one of the world’s largest super-eruptions did not cause a mass extinction. (Image credit: Shutterstock) This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.Joshua Davies, Professor, Sciences de la Terre et de l’atmosphère, Université…

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Iceland’s Primary volcanic eruptions

The sky around Iceland’s capital turned red after a volcanic eruption on Friday A volcano erupted just 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Iceland’s capital Reykjavik on Friday, turning the sky crimson as streams of red lava spewed from the ground. Known as the land of fire and ice, Iceland is Europe’s biggest and most active…

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Volcanic eruption may have forced ancient Egyptians to abandon a Town

By Michael Marshall Water being pumped out of the gate chamber housing an ancient well in EgyptM. WoźniakAncient Egyptians abandoned one of their coastal cities more than 2000 years ago, when the supply of fresh water dried up. The cause may have been a major volcanic eruption, possibly on the other side of the world,…

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Small volcanic lakes tapping giant underground reservoirs

In its large caldera, Newberry volcano (Oregon, U.S.) has two small volcanic lakes, one fed by volcanic geothermal fluids (Paulina Lake) and one by gases (East Lake). These popular fishing grounds are small windows into a large underlying reservoir of hydrothermal fluids, releasing carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) with minor mercury (Hg) and…