Crystals once deep inside a volcano offer new view of magma, eruption timing

A zircon crystal the researchers studied; it was once deep within a volcano.Find related stories on NSF's geosciences risk and resilience interest area.
Volcanologists are gaining a better understanding of what's going on inside the magma reservoir that lies below New Zealand's Mount Tarawera volcano. They're finding a colder, more solid place than they thought, according to research published today in the journal Science.
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