Zen Den Friday
Arctic waves crash into drifting icebergs. Molten lava oozes from craters into the Pacific. Feel the Earth breathe in this Fire and Ice Zen Den.
“Using robot-operated submarines, researchers have found deposits of glassy rock—evidence of eruptions—scattered over more than 5 square miles (15 square kilometers) of the seabed. Explosive volcanic eruptions were not thought to be possible at depths below the critical pressure for steam formation, or 2 miles (3,000 meters). The deposits, however, were found at seafloor depths greater than 2.5 miles (4 kilometers).” Read more on arctic volcanoes at National Geographic here.
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