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Carsten Peter

A scientist walks on the cooled floor of Mount Nyiragongo, a volcano in the Virunga Mountains. Scientists embarked on an expedition to descend into the crater to study an 1800°F lava lake that stretches more than 700 feet across. In 2021, an eruption sent a river of lava to the outskirts of nearby Goma, a metropolis of 1.5 million people.


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