Monday, 21 December 2009

Spectacular footage of submarine volcano

The Beeb has a webpage with an impressive video of a submarine volcanic eruption, taken by a robot submersible 1000 metres down in the Pacific Ocean. Sadly, I can't find a way to embed the video directly, so you'll just have to follow the link. Worth it anyway, as the text explains what's interesting about it much better than I could.

So if you ever wondered what happens when really hot magma comes into contact with icy cold, highly-pressurised deep water, now's your chance to find out!

And, of course, they found bacteria and shrimp living in the highly-acid water. Yawn. Extremophiles are so last year, my dear! Well all right, maybe they are this year, but this year is almost last year, init?

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