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Discovering the Many Shapes of Lava

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November 21, 2013

Discovering the Many Shapes of Lava

Streams of molten rock that ooze from gaps or vents in the Earth’s surface are called lava flows. Though generally slow moving, these rivers of rock pose a hazard to everything in their path. Lava flows can take many shapes and move at different rates, depending on the viscosity of the magma, the slope of the land...