The Samalas volcanic crater at Rinjani National Park on Lombok Island, Indonesia.
Rinjani National Park, Indonesia
September 30, 2013 An international team compared sulfur and dust samples to determine that Samalas volcano on Indonesia's Lombok Island is the likely culprit.
Shinichi Kuramoto of the Center for Deep Earth Exploration in Japan displays a replica of earthquake fault rock.
TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images
September 28, 2013 Water pools, oilfields, undersea volcanoes. By exploring the planet's interior, we are making new, unexpected discoveries and learning more about life above the surface — and perhaps deep within ourselves.
May 31, 2012 At Yellowstone National Park, the Earth growls, wolves prowl, bison roam and it's possible to go stand in a volcano's crater. Science bursts to life in Yellowstone. So how do we we tap Yellowstone's wonders to turn kids on to science?
April 5, 2011 Peek inside one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world with National Geographic photographer Carsten Peters.
October 27, 2010 When Indonesia's most volatile volcano erupted Tuesday, the man who had been assigned to be the volcano's spiritual gatekeeper was at his post. Mbah Maridjan was reportedly found in his house, his body in a praying position.
June 22, 2010 The volcano has stopped spewing, but tourism hasn't picked up in Iceland. A new campaign hopes to change all of that, through song, dance, and stories.
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