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Lava Lake Explosion Births Bizarre Glass Egg In Hawaii

On Friday, during a fairly typical explosion at the lava lake at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, various volcanic rock fragments flew into the air.

But later that day, on the rim of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater, some 360 feet above the lava lake’s surface, Tim Orr, a geologist at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, found something he had never seen before.

“It’s kind of like a balloon,”Janet Babb, observatory geologist and public information officer, told The Huffington Post. “It’s hollow inside with this thin, glassy shell, which is very fragile.”

Scientists are calling it the “coolest Pele’s tear” ever found read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com


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