Contact: Charlotte Hsu
University at Buffalo
Caption: Glassy drips on a pillar indicate that the lava cooled at a pace consistent with lava-water interaction: slow enough to form the drips, but fast enough to avoid forming crystals.
Credit: Tracy Gregg
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