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Monster hydrothermal field discovered in the dark depths of the eastern Pacific

Monster hydrothermal field discovered in the dark depths of the eastern Pacific

A huge field of hydrothermal vents on the seabed in the dark depths of the eastern Pacific Ocean is the hottest and largest discovered in the region to date. Not only that, but it is in a place that scientists did not expect to find active valves, despite an entire system of them, hundreds of …

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Yellowstone’s history of hydrothermal vents over the past 14,000 years

While much of the public’s attention on Yellowstone focuses on its potential to produce large super eruptions, the risks are much more likely to occur with smaller, violent hydrothermal explosions. Hydrothermal explosions occur when almost boiling water suddenly flashes to steam and releases large amounts of energy. The energy release breaks the stone down and …

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