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Rocks beneath volcanic hotspots can be surprisingly cool

Volcanoes shape the surface of the Earth, by bringing molten rock from the deep interior to the surface and creating the crust. The majority of the Earth’s volcanism happens at plate boundaries, so called inter-plate volcanism, including the mid-ocean ridges (like the East Pacific Rise... click to read more

  • Xiyuan Bao | PhD student at Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
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published on Jul 15, 2022