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Deciphering the Mysteries of an Ancient Seafloor Goliath


April 9, 2010

JOIDES Resolution "Supervolcanoes" have been blamed for multiple mass extinctions in Earth's history, but the cause of these massive eruptions remains poorly understood. To explore the origins of these seafloor giants, scientists drilled into a large, 145 million-year-old volcanic mountain chain lying underwater off the coast of Japan. Full Story

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