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volcanic vent

[väl′kan·ik ′vent]
(geology)
The channelway or opening of a volcano through which magma ascends to the surface; two general types are fissure and pipelike vents.
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But, even then, volcanic vents that host some tardigrades could potentially provide heat for long enough for the planet to be captured by another star.
Key Dates 1964 Alvin's first dive 1966 Located a submerged bomb 1971 Attacked by blue marlin 1974 First up-close look at the Mid Atlantic Ridge, an underwater mountain range 1977 Explored volcanic vents 1986 Explored sunken Titanic 1994 Dives to record 4,500 meters 1996 Studies life around decaying whale bodies on seafloor 2004 Completes 4,000th dive
FREEZY DOES IT Scientist lowers himself into an ice cave formed by volcanic vents in Antarctica
On our own planet, we have a variety of habitats running the gamut from superheated waters near subsurface volcanic vents to the extremely dry, frozen regions that compose the Antarctic valleys.
Reykjavik The Icelandic capital is probably best known for its volcanic vents and steaming hot geysers, which give rise to thermal spas.
Howard's new horror fiction makes readers creepily realize that they never really notice their own shadows in this tale of a creature hungry for humans who's been uprooted from his Yellowstone cavern of volcanic vents and hissing steam and has taken refuge in the nearby Old Faithful Inn.
Geological Survey believes these areas represent volcanic vents, the first signs of such activity found in this rift system.
11 (BNA) - The ocean's deepest volcanic vents, kilometres below the surface, are teeming with life forms never before seen that thrive near super-hot underwater geysers, according to a new study.
Researchers sent a robot submersible down to the bottom of the Southern Ocean, and found the creatures living around volcanic vents where temperatures can reach 382C.
Uplift and eastward tilting continues to the present, with historical volcanic flows north-west of San'a', active fumaroles and volcanic vents east of Dhamar, and sporadic earthquake activity.
and his collaborators found evidence of volcanic vents along the edges of Caloris.