The Royal Institution shared this clip from a 1995 Christmas lecture series on Youtube!
Volcanic eruptions form distinctive mushroom clouds when the extremely hot mixture of gas, magma and rocks shoots out of the volcano at high speed.
Watch the full third lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/
James Jackson gave the 1995 Christmas Lectures “Planet Earth: An Explorer’s Guide” about the inner workings of planet Earth.
The second lecture “Volcanoes: Melting the Earth”, where this clip is from, is about volcanoes – one of the most dramatic features of our planet.
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