From Earth to the Solar System

Hell on Earth. Bumpass Hell is a hydrothermal (hot water) area in California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park. Groundwater heated by hot magma below the surface forms steam that vents through fumaroles, condenses to form boiling springs, and decomposes the surrounding volcanic rock to create bubbling mud pots. The beautiful, pastel palette of colors arises from… Continue reading From Earth to the Solar System


Blast from the past

In the good old summertime. Elementary school students tended vegetable and flower gardens outside the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum for a summer science project in 1982. (Photo by Chris Capilongo)

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