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Why Lava Has a Red Glow
January 23, 2013 | Minute Physics @ YouTube

Did you ever wonder why lava flows glow red, why natural gas flames are blue and why candle flames are orange? Now you can find out….


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Lava Flows on Tolbachik
June 14, 2013 | NASA Earth Observatory
NASA's Earth Observatory has interesting satellite images of lava flows on Tolbachik, a volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula. The images use visible light and shortwave infrared and near-infrared to enhance the visibility of volcanic features.

When Lava and Water Meet Without an Explosion
October 22, 2013 | University at Buffalo
When hot lava contacts cold water an explosion is often produced. This article explores some lava pillars in Iceland that appear to have formed when lava met water without an explosion.

Lava Planet with an 8.5 Hour Year
August 28, 2013 | MIT
MIT researchers have discovered a planet that orbits its star in an amazing 8.5 hours. It is so close to that sun that its surface is probably covered with lava.


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