Ancient tectonic plate blocks magma plume at Yellowstone, simulation shows

Scientists need new explanation for what fueled the North American supervolcano

morning glory hot spring

SUPERVOLCANIC ORIGINS  A rising plume of hot rock from Earth’s mantle isn’t fueling the Yellowstone supervolcano and its natural wonders (Morning Glory hot spring, shown), new research suggests.  

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