Volcanic basalt

Researchers from Oregon State University (OSU), working with a team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Coast Guard, have been surprised by recent research that proves that there is a cacophony of sound coming from more than 36,000 feet below the surface of the ocean. (Read “Mariana Trench: Seven Miles Deep,…

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Mount St Helens

On May 18, 1980, Washington’s Mount St. Helens erupted violently, sending volcanic ash into the atmosphere and depositing it in 11 U.S. states. It was difficult to imagine at the time that any signs of life could emerge from the surrounding landscape, which was covered with dark, gray ash and resembled the moon. And yet,…

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