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Stunning NASA video shows gigantic sun eruption

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 16:05

NASA`s sun-observing IRIS spacecraft has captured its first stunning close-up of a colossal coronal mass ejection (CME) erupting from the sun.

Australia`s ancient volcanic eruptions caused first mass extinction 510mn yrs ago

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 17:00

A Curtin University researcher has revealed that Australia`s deadly eruptions, which occurred over 510 million years ago, were the significant reason behind the climate change that caused history`s first known mass extinction.

New method may predict volcanic eruption

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 16:43

Scientists are working on a new method that can predict volcanic eruption behaviour to help prevent disasters more effectively.

Satellites can tell if a volcano will erupt

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 16:53

Satellite imagery can be used to predict which volcanoes are most likely to erupt, scientists have found.

Dormant volcanoes can become active quickly

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 11:54

Researchers suggest that the magma sitting 4-5 kilometers beneath the surface of Oregon`s Mount Hood has been stored in near-solid conditions for thousands of years.

Indonesia volcano erupts; 76,000 evacuated, most of Java`s airports shut

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 17:39

More than 76,000 people fled their homes and flights were grounded across most of Indonesia`s densely populated island of Java on Friday after a volcanic eruption sent a huge plume of ash and sand 17 km (10 miles) into the air.

Dazzling volcano eruption seen from space

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 17:28

Crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) got a rare image of the Sarychev volcano as it erupted June 12, 2009.

Schoolchildren among 14 killed by Indonesia volcano eruption

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 22:23

Fourteen people, including four schoolchildren, were killed on Saturday after they were engulfed in scorching ash clouds spat out by Indonesia`s Mount Sinabung in its biggest eruption in recent days, officials said.

SOHO captures images of CMEs erupting from sun

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 12:58

ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory ( SOHO) has captured images of a coronal mass ejection or CME erupting away from the sun on Tuesday.

Volcanoes shift before they erupt

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 19:19

As they prepare to erupt, volcanoes shift their base, says an interesting study that paves the way for volcanologists to forecast future eruptions.

Volcanoes set their own rules for eruption

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 15:22

In ground breaking work, researchers have unearthed why small and giant volcanoes have different frequency and magnitude while erupting.

Risk of supervolcano eruption `to wipe out civilization` far likelier than believed

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 11:36

Researchers have suggested that the risk of eruption of a "supervolcano", hundreds times more powerful than conventional volcanoes -have potential to wipe out civilization - is more likely than believed earlier.