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The surface of Io, resurfaced by volcanoes.

Ep. 141: Volcanoes, Hot and Cold

You’re familiar with volcanoes, eruptive vents where hot magma escapes the Earth’s interior – sometimes with disastrous effects. But did you know that volcanoes have shaped many of the planets and moons in the Solar System, not just our own Earth? And just in the last few years astronomers have discovered there are cold volcanoes […]

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