Steamboat blows but that doesn't mean Yellowstone's supervolcano is going to spew, experts say.
"The chance of that happening in our lifetimes is exceedingly insignificant," said Cervelli, a scientist with the Yellowstone
"We knew the clock was ticking but we didn't know how fast: what would it take to trigger a super-eruption?" explained Wim
New research has revealed what might cause supervolcanoes to erupt, and it apparently isn’t much.
It isn't statistically probable that we will encounter a supervolcanic eruption within the next century (or even millennia). But it isn't statistically probable that an asteroid will hit us either, and that doesn't stop us from preparing for the worst.
The craters pepper the surface of Arabia Terra, a geologically ancient region of northern Mars. They appear as several huge
If the area had seen dramatic cooling because of all the ash spewed into the atmosphere, living matter near the lake surface
Implementing the vision for a national program would probably take us into the 22nd century. But since extreme weather patterns are predicted to worsen, wouldn't it make sense to start addressing this now, during an election year?
Back in 2005, Stephen Sparks of the University of Bristol told LiveScience of the potential doomsday effects of a supervolcano
It's kind of a scary thought to consider the possibility that a 'supervolcano' could be even bigger than scientists initially