Geologists Discover Magma And Carbon Dioxide Combine To Make ‘Soda-Pop’ Eruption

Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - 23:21 in Earth & Climate

Through an autopsy of an ancient Scandinavian mountain chain, a team geologists found that carbon dioxide can create explosive eruptions when magma encounters calcium carbonate-based rocks. This discovery overturns a longtime belief by geologists, who thought that carbon dioxide was incapable of dissolving in magma.

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