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A supervolcano in New Zealand rumbles so hard it shifts the ground above it

The expanse of Lake Taupō’s azure waters, crowned by hazy, mountainous horizons, evoke an extreme sense of calm. And yet, deep beneath the ground, geological unrest is brewing, according to a new paper in the New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics. Lake Taupō is the largest freshwater lake in Australasia and is located in … Read more

Scientists have found never-before-seen crystals in the dust of the Chelyabinsk meteorite

Researchers have discovered never-before-seen types of crystals hidden in tiny grains of perfectly preserved meteorite dust. The dust was left behind by a massive space rock that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, nine years ago. On February 15, 2013, an asteroid 18 meters in diameter and weighing 12,125 tons (11,000 metric tons) entered Earth’s atmosphere at … Read more