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Antarctic Lava Lake Huffs, Puffs Like Dozing Dragon

The coldest place on Earth is also one of the rare spots where a roiling lava lake offers a window into the heart of a volcano.

Published On 04/23/2014
9:20 AM EDT
A thermal camera image of an eruption in Erebus volcano's lava lake. | Clive Oppenheimer
Erebus is littered with anorthoclase feldspar phenocrysts that have weathered out of volcanic bombs. | Clive Oppenheimer