Lava Pillars in Skaelingar Valley (image) University at Buffalo Share Print E-Mail Caption Researchers say pillars like these were formed when lava and water met on land without exploding. Credit Tracy Gregg Usage Restrictions This image may only be published with news reports covering the research described in the associated press release. The image must be credited to Tracy Gregg when used. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.