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Californians, you should avoid Montana

Californians, you should avoid Montana

Dear Everyone in California, we know your friends said Montana is amazing. However, we are worried you are not getting the full story. In fact, you may want to rethink your trip altogether. Here are 6 reasons why you should avoid the Treasure State.

September 29, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…
Petrified trees are window to Yellowstone’s tropical past

Petrified trees are window to Yellowstone’s tropical past

There is a ghostly redwood forest in Yellowstone National Park.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Yellowstone houses world's biggest volcano, possible answers to science's greatest mysteries

Yellowstone houses world's biggest volcano, possible answers to science's greatest mysteries

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS — A sulfuric-smelling fog filled the November air, rising from bubbling pools on white terraces.

March 23, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Talk on Yellowstone volcano to be live streamed

The talk about the Yellowstone volcano may be taking place in California on Thursday night, but anyone can log on to their computer to live-stream the event.

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Super science

Super science

Jeff the Nature Guy shows how to make a volcano at home, and talks about how close we live to a real supervolcano!

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Mauna Kea’s observatories offer big science at the top of Hawaii

Mauna Kea’s observatories offer big science at the top of Hawaii

ATOP MAUNA KEA, Hawaii — If you count from sea level, we were 13,796 feet up, almost as high as Mount Rainier. Plenty high enough.

November 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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3 spots seem to have most potential for volcanic activity in Yellowstone

3 spots seem to have most potential for volcanic activity in Yellowstone

Three areas in Yellowstone National Park’s caldera seem to have the highest probability for volcanism, according to a recently published study.

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Study: Satellite imagery could help predict geothermal or volcanic activity

Study: Satellite imagery could help predict geothermal or volcanic activity

One of the cameras on the Terra satellite launched by NASA in 1999 has captured incredible images from outer space of such disasters as the Haiti earthquake, floods in Pakistan and Japan’s tsunami, but some researchers are hoping the same camera may help predict a disastrous event.

July 14, 2012 10:45 pm Photos

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Hot pixels

Hot pixels

This is a map of all the active thermal areas based on ASTER hot pixel mapping.

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Thermal mosaic

Thermal mosaic

This is a mosaic of ASTER nighttime thermal infrared images that cover all of Yellowstone Park's thermal areas.

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Temperature anomaly

Temperature anomaly

This temperature anomaly map shows, for each thermal area, how much hotter it is compared to the surrounding (nonthermal) background area. The scale bar shows a range of 0 to 30 degrees C (32 to 86 F). So, for Sulfur Hills, even though there are boiling (93 C) fumaroles at the surface, the s…

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Terra satellite

Terra satellite

The Terra satellite, launched by NASA in 1999, contains a camera that was used to take Yellowstone National Park's temperature.

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Hot rock under Yellowstone larger than has been believed

Hot rock under Yellowstone larger than has been believed

In a first-of-its-kind measurement of electrical conductivity, scientists have found that the plume of hot and partly molten rock that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano may be larger than earlier believed.

April 14, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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