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Scientist gets too close to boiling lava from volcano
BBC ^ | 07/19/11 | staff

Posted on 07/19/2011 7:36:09 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper

19 July 2011 Last updated at 00:07 ET Help A scientist tries to get a lava sample from Mount Nyiragongo in Africa's Great Rift Valley, but gets too close to the boiling lake.

Dr Dario Tedesco, from the University of Naples, one of the world's leading authorities on the volcano, tries to alert the scientist whose life is at risk.

Mount Nyiragongo is one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

Scientists want to take lava samples from volcanoes because it can give vital clues about what is happening deep inside the planet.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: lava; volcano
Excellent Video at the source.
1 posted on 07/19/2011 7:36:15 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper
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To: winoneforthegipper

“Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!”


2 posted on 07/19/2011 7:41:15 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Strangely worded headline. I interpreted it to mean that scientists in the lab had a beaker of lava heating over a Bunsen burner and it was getting close to the boiling point.


3 posted on 07/19/2011 7:42:23 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: winoneforthegipper
Step away from the volcano.
Don't touch the hot lava.
Boiling water is hot.
3rd grade science... No PHD required.
4 posted on 07/19/2011 7:42:41 AM PDT by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: Gondring

lol!


5 posted on 07/19/2011 7:48:45 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Pretty stupid....The same stuff overflowed 5 minutes later. Thre are certaily wiser ways to scoop up the lava...

I'm sorry....I'd fire the guy. I don't want "stupid" working for me.

6 posted on 07/19/2011 7:49:12 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: winoneforthegipper

About twenty years ago, one of the leading “field” volcanologists led a group of scientists into a smoking caldera, where it promptly blew up, killing several and badly injuring many more.


7 posted on 07/19/2011 7:51:13 AM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: winoneforthegipper

looks like we have our next XGames contest!


8 posted on 07/19/2011 7:52:27 AM PDT by JimBianchi11 (The 2A is the cornerstone of our free society. Those that don't support it, oppose it.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Narrator sounds like Richard Hammond - one of the “Top Gear” co-hosts and frequent BBC narrator.


9 posted on 07/19/2011 7:53:01 AM PDT by SES1066 (1776 to 2011, 235 years and counting in the GRAND EXPERIMENT!)
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To: Flightdeck
Vulcanologists certainly are an excitable breed....
10 posted on 07/19/2011 7:53:34 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: JimBianchi11

Xtreme Lava Sampling....lol!


11 posted on 07/19/2011 7:56:12 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Strangely worded headline.

Yes, "gets too close" implies something happened. But the scientist got away in time. He appeared unharmed and got his suit off without trouble.

He definitely took a risk as scientists typically do, but I don't think this justifies the Journalistic Hype "gets too close".

12 posted on 07/19/2011 7:57:20 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: winoneforthegipper

I wouldn’t touch that with a 10 foot pole.


13 posted on 07/19/2011 8:05:06 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Sacajaweau
Thre are certaily wiser ways to scoop up the lava...

There certainly are... Hey, Bob! Scoop me up some lava, would ya'?

14 posted on 07/19/2011 8:06:37 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: SES1066
Narrator sounds like Richard Hammond - one of the “Top Gear” co-hosts and frequent BBC narrator.

The text under the video provides a useful clue:

Find out more about volcanoes in Richard Hammond's Journey To... The Centre of the Planet on Tuesday 19 July, 2100 BST on BBC One.

15 posted on 07/19/2011 8:13:42 AM PDT by whd23 (Every time a link is de-blogged an angel gets its wings.)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Dance on a volcano
16 posted on 07/19/2011 8:20:28 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: SES1066
Narrator sounds like Richard Hammond - one of the “Top Gear” co-hosts
Now THAT'S a funny show.

17 posted on 07/19/2011 8:20:54 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: winoneforthegipper
"It is dangerous in my opinion. it is a little crazy."

A little?

18 posted on 07/19/2011 8:35:05 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: IYAS9YAS
It's absurd that they don't know what is going on and this will give them the necessary info to fulfill some mission.

We already know how volcano's work. Grant money everywhere!!!

19 posted on 07/19/2011 8:41:03 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: winoneforthegipper

when it comes to warming, think globally and what ever you do, don’t act locally next to a volcano!


20 posted on 07/19/2011 8:55:52 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (From her lips to the voters' ears: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "We own the economy" June 15, 2011)
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21 posted on 07/19/2011 9:02:29 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Wholy balls of molten lava Batman!!! Thats HAWT!


22 posted on 07/19/2011 9:07:52 AM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: winoneforthegipper

If you like volcanos, see ‘ On Volcanos of the World’, 4 part series.
Discovery or NatGeo,or Smithonian. (don’t recall which one )

Fantastic photography. This volcano included along with about 6 others.


23 posted on 07/19/2011 9:29:48 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Flightdeck
...where it promptly blew up, killing several and badly injuring many more.

Is that the incident that killed that husband-wife volcano
photographers as well?

About 25 years ago, I did the Rotorua tour, and the they warned us
to stay on the path, "as six months ago, a US geologist that
should have known better, got too close to a mud pit, partially
slipped into it, and is still recovering."

Could have been a scare story, but with a legitimate purpose, though...

24 posted on 07/19/2011 9:35:00 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Sacajaweau
I saw one "Dirty Jobs" epi, and the host, Mike, was being a
lava "checker" in Hawaii.

He was maneuvering to stick about a 1m long probe into a rivulet of
fairly fresh lava, and his overseer said "..and try to keep the probe
moving, or you'll never get it out, and they cost $XXX..."

25 posted on 07/19/2011 9:55:07 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: whd23
The text under the video provides a useful clue:

Yepper, just call me Captain Oblivious. In my defense, I need the text size large so that bit was still below my view. Still it does show that I may need to reduce my Top Gear addiction for now.

26 posted on 07/19/2011 11:18:46 AM PDT by SES1066 (1776 to 2011, 235 years and counting in the GRAND EXPERIMENT!)
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To: winoneforthegipper

An interview that explains some of why they study the lava:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/hawaii/garcia1.html


27 posted on 07/19/2011 2:49:02 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Calvin Locke

I believe that couple were a French husband and wife team, and they died in Japan. I think it was the pyroclastic flow that killed them. IOW’s, the superheated air that cascaded down the mountain, not the lava.


28 posted on 07/19/2011 3:08:24 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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