Hydrothermal vent
A hydrothermal vent is a fissure in a planet's surface from which geothermally heated water issues. Hydrothermal vents are commonly found near volcanically active places, areas where tectonic plates a...
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A farmer drilled for water in the desert and look what came out!
A farmer drilled for water in the desert. But what came out instead has astounded the whole world.
A Cancer Pilgrimage in the Mountains of Japan
The Tamagawa baths, situated in the mountains of Japan’s Akita prefecture, have long been believed to hold medicinal powers. Today, the area attracts cancer patients from all over the country, who hop...
Evidence Of Ancient Life Discovered In Mantle Rocks Deep Below The Seafloor
Scientist found mummified microbial life in rocks from a seafloor hydrothermal system that was active more than 100 million years ago during the Early Cretaceous when the supercontinent Pangaea was br...
Making Organic Molecules In Hydrothermal Vents In The Absence Of Life
Heated vent fluid shimmers in surrounding seawater at an off-shoot vent at the Von Damm site. While still very hot, the vent fluid at adjacent vents is cooler that at the main spire, and, the team fou...
Researchers Discover Deepest Known High-Temperature Hydrothermal Vents In Pacific
Researchers discovered a large, previously unknown field of hydrothermal vents in the Gulf of California, about 100 miles east of La Paz, Mexico. Lying more than 12,500 feet below the surface, the Pes...
Chemistry Of Seabed's Hot Vents Could Explain Emergence Of Life
Hot vents on the seabed could have spontaneously produced the organic molecules necessary for life, according to new research by UCL chemists. The study shows how the surfaces of mineral particles ins...
Photos reveal Yellowstone National Park's Morning Glory destruction
It may look like a stunning rainbow of colour but the pool has been dubbed the Fading Glory, due to the transformation from its original crystal blue colour to the yellowy-green hue it has today.
World's Most Incredible Hot Springs
Some of them invite to the bubbling pleasures of idle soaking, others had better not be approached too daringly. Whatever the case might be, the world's most incredible hot springs are virtually a fea...
Submarine volcano
NOAA exploration video showing remnants of underwater tar volcanoes.Submarine volcanoes are underwater vents or fissures in the Earth's surface from which magma can erupt. They are estimated to acco...
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Deep sea communities
Deep sea communities are groups of organisms associated by a shared habitat in the deep sea. They remain largely unexplored, due to the technological and logististical challenges and expense involved ...
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Thermophile
A thermophile is an organism — a type of extremophile — that thrives at relatively high temperatures, between 41 and 122 °C (106 and 252 °F). Many thermophiles are archaea. Thermophilic euba...
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Hyperthermophile
A hyperthermophile is an organism that thrives in extremely hot environments— from 60 °C (140 °F) upwards. An optimal temperature for the existence of hyperthermophiles is above 80 °C (...
Hot spring
A hot spring is a spring that is produced by the emergence of geothermally heated groundwater from the Earth's crust. There are geothermal hot springs in many locations all over the crust of the earth...
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Geothermal areas in New Zealand
Located in a geologically active region, New Zealand has numerous geothermal features, including volcanoes, hot springs, geysers and volcanic lakes. Many of these features cluster together geographica...
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Geyser
A geyser (/ˈɡaɪzər/; /ˈɡiːzə/ or /ˈɡaɪzə/) is a spring characterized by intermittent discharge of water ejected turbulently and accompanied by steam.The formation of geysers is due to particular hy...
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Magic Mountain (hydrothermal field)
Magic Mountain is a large long-lived hydrothermal vent field on the Southern Explorer Ridge, located about 150 miles west of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Unlike most hydrothermal system...
Magic Mountain (hydrothermal field) - Wikipedia
A Cancer Pilgrimage in the Mountains of Japan
The Tamagawa baths, situated in the mountains of Japan’s Akita prefecture, have long been believed to hold medicinal powers. Today, the area attracts cancer patients from all over the country, who hop...
Taupo Volcanic Zone
The Taupo Volcanic Zone is a highly active volcanic V shaped area in the North Island of New Zealand that is spreading east -west at the rate of about 8mm per year. It is named after Lake Taupo, the f...
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Scaly-foot gastropod
Chrysomallon squamiferum, common name the scaly-foot gastropod, is a species of deep-sea hydrothermal vent snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Peltospiridae.According to WoRMS, "the name C...
Calyptogena magnifica
Calyptogena magnifica is a species of giant white clam found clustered around hydrothermal vents at abyssal depths in the Pacific Ocean.
The systematics of the family Vesicomyidae is unclear becau...
Sidoarjo mud flow
The Sidoarjo mud flow or Lapindo mud (informally abbreviated as Lusi, a contraction of Lumpur Sidoarjo wherein lumpur is the Indonesian word for mud) is the result of an erupting mud volcano in the su...
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El Tatio
A geyser bubbling at El Tatio geyser fieldEl Tatio is a geyser field located within the Andes Mountains of northern Chile at 4,320 meters above mean sea level. Its name means the grandfather. It i...
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Hotspot (geology)
The places known as hotspots or hot spots in geology are volcanic regions thought to be fed by underlying mantle that is anomalously hot compared with the mantle elsewhere. They may be unanimously hot...
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Seamount
A seamount is a mountain rising from the ocean seafloor that does not reach to the water's surface (sea level), and thus is not an island. Seamounts are typically formed from extinct volcanoes that ri...
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Craters of the Moon (geothermal site)
176°4.1′E / 38.6467°S 176.0683°E / -38.6467; 176.0683Craters of the Moon Thermal Area (or Karapiti in Māori language) is a region with geothermal activity north of Taupo, New ...
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