lava tube


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lava tube

[′lä·və ‚tüb]
(geology)
A long, tubular opening under the crust of solidified lava.
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For Jim Green, a chief scientist at NASA, the space agency could look into lunar pits or lava tube skylights as possible locations for Moon colonies.
Top Sees for a Fee Explore the underground lava caves of Jameos del Agua and the world's longest volcanic submarine lava tube formed over 4,000 years ago.
Less than an hour's drive from Garachico is Cueva de Viento, the largest lava tube system in Europe, and the most complex volcanic tube in the world.
Strolling along the boardwalk we spotted whitetip reef sharks resting in a collapsed lava tube, and iguanas gliding across the lagoon.
I experienced it at the Lava Tunnel, or Raufarholshellir near Reykjavik, the fourth longest lava tube in the country.
Larch Mountain salamanders occur in steep, forested talus slopes and lava tube entrances along a 36-mile stretch of the Columbia River Gorge, as well as an approximately 120-mile area of the Cascade Range north of the gorge.
It was bizarre because we were so deep inside the lava tube.Wild flowers onChyulu Hills.
Since a lava tube is empty space, it's detectable as a tiny deficit of mass.
They used a radar system on the Selenological and Engineering Explorer (Selene) probe to discover the cave, which they believe is the remains of a lava tube from when the moon was volcanically active.
After a walk through the Thurston Lava Tube, hike down into the Kilauea Iki crater through the rainforest and across the still-steaming crater floor.
With its dramatic landscape-consisting of fine lava tube system of caves, waterfalls, gorgeous rock formations and lake-filled volcanic crater, Jeju Island is a major tourism hub in South Korea.