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Plumbing of a supervolcano revealed

September 28, 2009 | Comment icon 1 comment

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Its one of the most destructive forces on the planet and now scientists have been given the chance to take a glimpse for the first time at the plumbing system of a supervolcano through fossilized remains discovered in the Italian Alps.
The fossilized remains of a supervolcano that erupted some 280 million years ago in the Italian Alps are giving geologists a first-time glimpse at the deep "plumbing system" that brings molten rock from far underground to the Earth's surface.

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Lady Amethyst 13 years ago
This sounds like an incredible journey and it makes me wish that I had a job like that!

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