Volcanic GLASS: formation of Pele's hair & tears




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Published on Jul 9, 2015

Volcanic eruptions are tightly connected or have even resulted in the formation of various natural phenomena. Rapid flows of lava, which is ejected after the eruption, alongside unusually fast wind flows create things that are called the Pele's tears and Pele's hair.

Volcanologists consider Pele's hair & tears to be the best examples of the formation of glass in nature. These scientific terms were, supposedly, named after Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes.

These terms describe the threads or fibers and tear-like drops of volcanic, usually basaltic, glass. Scientists have figured out a way to put these natural wonders to use – for example, the similar idea is used for creating a durable mineral wool or stone wool, which is used in building and agriculture. Watch more about these wonders: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEMyYNziXrc

If you would like to know more about the influence of volcanoes of the planet Earth, please check out this interactive video presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74_E6...

We have briefly reviewed top 10 fun volcano facts and here is a brief preview of some of them:

- the potential danger of the Yellowstone or any other supervolcano;

- the biggest and tallest volcano on Earth and in the Solar System;

- vividly colorful sunsets/sunrises as a result of volcanic activity;

- what should you know about Mexican Paricutin;

- and many more to come in the full video.

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