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Montmorillonite Clay

Montmorillonite is a very soft phyllosilicate group of minerals that typically form in microscopic crystals, forming a clay. It is named after Montmorillon in France. Montmorillonite, a member of the smectite family, is a 2:1 clay, meaning that it has … Continue reading

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Synthetic Aperture Radar Using ‘Inflation’ Monitoring could Predict Volcanic Eruptions

The world’s deadliest and largest volcanic eruptions happen in Indonesia. Future eruptions in this jungle-filled region could be better predicted by using satellite radar to detect swelling magma near the summit of those volcanoes, a new study suggests. To search … Continue reading

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Spiral Lava Flow On Mars!!

High-resolution photos of lava flows on Mars show coiling spiral patterns  resembling snail or nautilus shells. The discovery, made by Arizona State University graduate student Andrew Ryan, was published in a paper published April 27, 2012, in the scientific journal Science.The new discovery is the … Continue reading

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Cleveland volcano in Alaska Could Erupt at Any Moment

The Alaska Volcano Observatory has issued an eruption advisory for the 5,676 foot-tall Cleveland Volcano, located on the uninhabited island of Chuginadak in the Aleutian chain about 940 miles southwest of Anchorage. The advisory was based on “thermal anomalies” detected … Continue reading

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