A volcano is a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface.
The unexpected eruption of Mount Saint Helens after years of inactivity.
In the heart of Africa, deep in the Congo, are some of the most spectacular volcanoes on Earth. They threaten the lives of more than a million people, in a region already left desolate by hundreds of years of colonisation.
From the ice volcanoes of Jupiter’s frigid moons to ancient Martian super-volcanoes, this documentary goes under icy thermal vents that could harbour life beyond the Earth and visit some of the most spectacular vistas ever imagined.
In an epic and ambitious quest for answers, a team of British, Canadian and American volcanologists are teaming up to carry out a breath- taking experiment, the sheer scale of which has never before been attempted. With the help of a Hollywood crew, they are going to design and build a carefully scaled 4 storeys high volcano – then, in a series of spectacular eruptions they’ll use the model to test cutting-edge scientific theories.