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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