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and to make your day complete - now this... Yellowstone supervolcano may blow sooner than thought -- and could wipe out life on the planet

October 12, 2017View for printing

Scientists working in and around Yellowstone National Park say that the supervolcano sitting under the tourist attraction may blow sooner than thought, an eruption that could wipe out life on the planet.

According to National Geographic, the researchers, from Arizona State University, analyzed minerals in fossilized ash from the most recent mega-eruption and found changes in temperature and composition that had only taken a few decades. Until now, the magazine reported, geologists had thought it would take centuries for the supervolcano to make the transition.

Matthew Diebel, USATODAY

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n ... /757337001/
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