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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Rita Ora will be joining this year's Secret Solstice Festival held over the three days with music and dancing from lava tunnels to geothermal pool parties.
One of the area's geological wonders is Los Tuneles, a series of flooded lava tunnels and archways, where reef sharks navigate an aquatic maze and blue-footed boobies dance around pillars of cacti.
One of the area's geological wonders is Los Tuneles, a series of flooded lava tunnels and archways, Tuneles on Isabela Island where reef sharks navigate an aquatic maze and blue-footed boobies dance around pillars of cacti.
Encompassing everything offered to OA[degrees]inn members, the pass also includes helicopter transfers to glaciers and lava tunnels, complimentary access to all side party events, luxury accommodation for two, a private Icelandic dining experience and more.
Some 1,700 residents were ordered to leave Leilani Estates, where lava has been bubbling out of some 2-1/2 miles (4 km) of fissures in the ground emanating from Kilauea lava tunnels on the eastern side of the Big Island.
The eruptions that caused these flows also created lava tunnels; kilometre-long underground networks that can be explored on guided tours.
Lava tunnels are formed when the external layer of a lava flow cools down enough to form a hard shell, while the hotter inner part remains fluid.
Data from their spacecraft Kaguya show a wide skylight that goes down presumably to one of the lunar lava tunnels and huge differences between the near and far sides of the moon.
As well as absorbing many of the overland wonders, it's also an exhilarating experience going underground to explore the lava tunnels at Gruta das Torres on Pico island.
Here you can walk round amazing bubbling craters or through lava tunnels surrounded by tropical rainforest.
All of the islands had their sights and activities and the tour I chose managed to cover an admirable amount - a visit to Isabela's former penal colony, a wander through Santa Cruz's lava tunnels, delicious lunches with local families and of course, numerous snorkelling and giant tortoise spotting expeditions.