Snippets – short articles

Welcome to Snippets – short articles and descriptions of hot topics in the media and this website


  • What is volcanic ash? You might have heard about volcanic ash before but do you know what it really is and what it’s made up of?


  • What IS a supervolcano? It’s a hot term for scaremongering in the media, but what really defines a supervolcano?

  • How fast is lava? Recent videos of fast flowing rivers of lava might have made you question your walking pace, but how fast does lava really flow?


  • Floating rocks Did you know that there are 2 rocks with the ability to float, and one of them has a fiery, volcanic origin?!