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Watch What Happens When Lava Is Poured On Ice

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What they discovered may surprise you. The lava didn't melt the ice.

Syracuse University Lava Project / Via

In fact, lava can travel on top of snow. It can even flow underneath ice layers.

Here's why: Volcanic ash prevented the lava from melting the ice rapidly. The lava was also lubricated by a layer of steam.

The scientists published their results in the journal Geology.

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