An Absolutely Massive Volcano Is Exploding In Chile Right Now

Calbuco, a stratovolcano in southern Chile, began erupting yesterday at 7pm local time. First spewing massive ash clouds then, at 10pm, erupting explosively as its fragile structure collapsed inwards. Here’s all the stunning imagery and video; we’ll keep it updated as this develops. You can see it from space! » 4/23/15 1:22pm Thursday 1:22pm

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 6:57pm 3/18/15 6:57pm

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. » 3/17/15 12:41am 3/17/15 12:41am

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 7:02am 12/16/14 7:02am

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 4:25am 7/24/14 4:25am

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 10:20am 2/18/14 10:20am

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. » 2/12/14 1:59am 2/12/14 1:59am

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