How scientists collect lava from an active volcano

Popular Science | 12/27/2018 | Staff
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When I took samples, I’d always wear Kevlar gloves, and often a protective suit. First, I‘d scoop up a glob of lava—it’s surprisingly sticky, like thick toffee—with a steel tool called a rock hammer. Then I’d drop the sample into a bucket of water, cooling it to...
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