Stunning footage of molten lava proves that volcanoes are hell monsters

This is the most terrifying thing I've seen in a long time. Like, monsters are real and the apocalypse is nigh terrifying. And yet I can't look away because the footage of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is so stunning that I can smell my fear burning as the molten lava rock starts taking over the Earth. » 3/18/15 1:22pm 3/18/15 1:22pm

Rare video captures volcanic lightning from an exploding volcano

Volcanic lightning is one of those crazy, Old Testament-type phenomenons that makes you think that maybe hell is hidden under Earth. We've seen crazy photos before but here it's captured on video by Marc Szeglat. He was chasing down the Sakurajima volcano as it was erupting in Japan and got this awesome footage. » 3/16/15 2:11pm 3/16/15 2:11pm

Spectacular photo of airplane flying by volcano's molten lava eruption

I don't know if I would be happy to fly so close of an active volcano that is ejecting lava like in this photo featured on National Geographic's Your Shot. I know the plane is not flying over the lava, but you never know when Earth is going to get mad. For photographer Baldur Sveinsson, however, it's business as usual. » 12/16/14 7:01am 12/16/14 7:01am

This Is What a Volcanic Eruption Looks Like in Satellite Radar

Back on November 23rd, the Pico do Fogo volcano on Cape Verde's Fogo island erupted. This image shows how that incident looked when it was captured by the Sentinel-1A satellite's radar sensors. » 12/03/14 4:30am 12/03/14 4:30am

This Is Why National Parks Are So Important

This incredible satellite image is of the dormant volcano of Egmont National Park on New Zealand's North Island. And that clear, sharp boundary on the left is where the park stops and human kind starts. » 10/31/14 8:15am 10/31/14 8:15am

What Wi-Fi From the Past Tells Us About Ourselves

Hello my weekend warriors. It's been quite the week hasn't it? But now it's come to end, but many of the great stories across the internet still live on. Make sure you don't miss these four awesome reads. » 10/05/14 5:00pm 10/05/14 5:00pm

Spectacular volcano eruption caught on camera

Here's a spectacular eruption of Mount Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea. What's cool about it is following the shockwave of the blast, the clouds immediately scatter away and the booming shockwave eventually reaches the people on the boat. Boom, for real. » 9/05/14 10:02pm 9/05/14 10:02pm

Unbelievable video shows man getting into boiling volcano

Explorer Sam Cossman just uploaded this shocking video to Youtube showing his expedition to the bottom of the Marum Crater. An active and very dangerous volcano located in the Republic of Vanuatu, in the South Pacific Ocean. The images captured are both impressive and terrifying. » 9/05/14 12:52pm 9/05/14 12:52pm

Why Iceland's Volcano (Probably) Won't Be a Travel Headache

Update: Icelandic experts later revised their opinion on whether the volcano was actually already erupting. An eruption may still be eminent, and the information about aviation and volcanic ash still stand. » 8/23/14 2:00pm 8/23/14 2:00pm

An Asteroid With Active Volcanoes Once Wandered the Early Universe

Back in 2008, astronomers detected an asteroid heading straight toward Earth. For the first time ever, they tracked the rock as it veered towards our planet and exploded over the Nubian desert. Now, pieces of the recovered meteorite are beginning to reveal its secrets—like how it once harbored an active volcano. » 8/20/14 2:18pm 8/20/14 2:18pm

Stunning selfie of a lone man facing a terrifying volcano pit

Look at that lonely guy, so tiny and fragile on the edge of the fiery Gates of Hell—the Kilauea Volcano's Halemaumau Crater. His name is Andrew Hara, the photographer who took this amazing self-portrait, which was just featured as photo of the day in National Geographic's Your Shot. How the hell did he do it? » 7/24/14 12:53am 7/24/14 12:53am

This Drone Footage of an Erupting Volcano Is Absolutely Nuts

Put your face close to your screen and hit play. This short video, uploaded by YouTuber Shaun O'Callaghan, was shot from a DJI Phantom quad-copter as Yasur volcano on Tanna Island in Vanuatu erupted. » 3/12/14 2:19am 3/12/14 2:19am

The gates of hell open in this time-lapse video

Watch a 200-mile-high volcano explosion on the surface of Io

The real highway to hell is in Russia

This is the Tolbachik volcano, laying down roads of magma over the Peninsula of Kamchatka for condemned Russians to drive on their way to hell in cars equipped with dashcams. At least, that's what it looks like in Lusika33's photographs. It's truly pretty—in a Mordor kind of way. » 2/20/14 5:43pm 2/20/14 5:43pm

Volcano turns entire island into world of ash

The Indonesian volcano Kelud exploded with a powerful eruption on February 13, killing three people and prompting the evacuation of 100,000 people. The eruption sent a large plume of ash 10 miles (17 kilometers) high into the sky, drifting west across Java and over the Indian Ocean, causing the shutdown of several… » 2/18/14 8:02am 2/18/14 8:02am

Video: Don't cook canned ravioli in lava unless you want it to explode

The always amazing YouTuber lavapix put an unopened can of Chef Boyardee ravioli in the path of a 2,000 degree molten lava flow. Unlike their previous Coca Cola can experiment, this one exploded throwing pasta 30 feet away. Then the lava ate all the pasta left in the can. » 2/11/14 1:20pm 2/11/14 1:20pm

Molten Magma Could Power Electric Plants of the Future

Good old geothermal plants generate power using water heated by hot rocks deep underground. But what if we could get energy directly from the seething magma down below? In Iceland, an accidental discovery let scientists actually stick a pipe into magma to test this idea—and the results of their experiment has just… » 1/27/14 5:40pm 1/27/14 5:40pm

A Combination of Volcanic Smog and Sunglint Is Breathtaking

You're looking at a picture of the Vanuatu Archipelago in Australia, shrouded in vog—a word used to describe the kind of volcanic smog which is formed when gases from a volcano react with sunlight, oxygen and moisture. » 1/23/14 6:00am 1/23/14 6:00am

Spectacular blue lava flows at this Indonesian volcano

Photographer Olivier Grunewald first learned about the Kawah Ijen volcano in 2008. A sulfur mine by day, this infernal Indonesian mountain turns into a surreal alien landscape when the night comes. His pictures—taken in very dangerous conditions—are stunning: » 1/13/14 2:40pm 1/13/14 2:40pm