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black smoker

[¦blak ′smōk·ər]
(oceanography)
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One chapter also discusses the hints about extraterrestrial volcanos that can be gleaned from cryovolcanism in Earth's deep sea vents.
Most are conducting their studies in poorly known habitats, from geyser-like deep sea vents to undersea mountains that host a remarkable range of unique species.
They live in some of the most extreme environments on Earth, including volcanic pools, hot springs, deep sea vents and polar ice.
Yet cavitation is widespread, Suslick notes, from ultrasound imaging to steam bubbles from deep sea vents (SN: 9/7/96, p.
"In addition - and in contrast to deep sea vents - terrestrial geothermal fields are conducive to condensation reactions and enable the involvement of solar light as an energy source," said Prof Mulkidjanian.