While Syracuse University can offer a lot of great amenities on its college campus, it wasn’t until a recent project began, headed by a professor of Earth Sciences, that it could boast its own controllable lava flow.
As part of a collaborative experiment, artistic medium, and educational tool, the lava flow, located in one of the campus’ parking lots, offers faculty, students, and the public a chance to watch the natural tendencies of lava in action under controlled conditions. The lava flow is created by melting crushed basalt, a type of igneous volcanic rock, in a specialized furnace, and it’s then poured out for a pretty amazing spectacle that you can check out in the video above.
While it’s true that this is likely the closest that New York will come to experiencing a volcanic eruption, it’s pretty cool to be able to watch this geological phenomenon first hand without any of the risk!
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