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April 23, 2024
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Subterranean Survey

The discovery of a lava lake on Mount Erebus 40 years ago offered a window into the “plumbing” of Antarctica’s southernmost active volcano. It turns out there are scores of peepholes into the volcano’s inner workings through the ice caves and towers that form where fissures on the flanks of Mount Erebus vent gas and steam.

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