01 Dec '17, 4pm

Huge mass of molten rock discovered beneath Vermont

Huge mass of molten rock discovered beneath Vermont

and Yale University have discovered a large subterranean mass of hot rock slowly bubbling its way to the surface in the American state of Vermont . Although its discovery is recent, this phenomenon has been ongoing beneath the mountains and forests of New England for tens of millions of years. In a region known for its relative volcanic inactivity, the movement of molten rock beneath the soon-to-be-frozen ground has come as a surprise. “Our study challenges the established notion of how the continents on which we live behave,” said Vadim Levin , Rutgers professor and lead author of the study. “It challenges the textbook concepts taught in introductory geology classes.”

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