Disco Lava: Lava poured on ice

By Ben • art, science • 1 Jul 2013

Part volcanology research, part performance art, in 2010 & 2011, the Syracuse Lava Project melted rock in a gas fired tilt furnace in order to study how lava flows and solidifies into rock- as well as to create a mesmerizing video. It turns out lava will flow over the top of ice for some distance on a cushion of water vapor before melting through the solid ice. Watch!

by The Syracuse Lava Project (Pour No. 5)
via Neatorama

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