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Gas escaping at the fountains creates large bubbles, several meters in diameter. The expanding gas tears the liquid magma into fragments and thin threads, called Pele's hair. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Gas escaping at the fountains creates large bubbles, several meters in diameter. The expanding gas tears the liquid magma into fragments and thin threads, called Pele's h...
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Copyright: Tom Pfeiffer
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Image found in Erta Ale volcano, expedition 02/08 - lava fountains
Blond Pele's hair is all over the place as here on nice pahoehoe lava folds of older lava. The recent activity of the lava lake creates so much of it that it forms a layer. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Blond Pele's hair is all over the place as here on nice pahoehoe lava folds of older lava. The recent activity of the lava lake creates so much of it that it forms a laye...
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Copyright: Tom Pfeiffer
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Image found in Erta Ale volcano Nov 2010: lava colors
Exploding magma bubbles on the surface of the lava lake create Pele's hair (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Exploding magma bubbles on the surface of the lava lake create Pele's hair (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Copyright: Tom Pfeiffer
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A piece of obsidian, so thin that it becomes transparent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A piece of obsidian, so thin that it becomes transparent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Copyright: Tom Pfeiffer
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Image found in Stromboli to Etna: tour photos
... and in: Stromboli to Etna: tour photos (Oct 06)
On an enlarged section of the previous image, one can see the formation of Pele's hair - thin threads of lava glass, forming when bubbles burst and tear semi-liquid spatter apart. (c)
On an enlarged section of the previous image, one can see the formation of Pele's hair - thin threads of lava glass, forming when bubbles burst and tear semi-liquid spatt...
File: erta_ale_g9127a.jpg | 1474 Hits
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Image found in Danakil expedition Nov-Dec 08, part II: lava fountains
Thin crust covering the crater floor. Underneath is hot, boiling mud and acid water. (c)
Thin crust covering the crater floor. Underneath is hot, boiling mud and acid water. (c)
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Image found in Nisyros March 2008: the volcano
Exploding lava bubble at the fountain. Pele's hair can be seen forming between the speparating lava clots.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Exploding lava bubble at the fountain. Pele's hair can be seen forming between the speparating lava clots. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Copyright: Tom Pfeiffer
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Image found in Danakil expedition Nov-Dec 08, part II: lava fountains
Pele's hair, produced by the fountaining of the lava lake and dispersed by wind, accumulates in cracks and corners of rocks on the ground. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Pele's hair, produced by the fountaining of the lava lake and dispersed by wind, accumulates in cracks and corners of rocks on the ground. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Copyright: Tom Pfeiffer
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Image found in Danakil expedition Nov-Dec 08, part II: lava fountains
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