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Watch What Happens When Magma Touches Water

Alvin Ward

What happens when water comes in contact with a pressurized pocket of magma underground? To find out, scientists poured 800 pounds of melted basalt rock into water, in a controlled setting. Watch this clip from National Geographic's Breakthrough to see the results of a meeting between the two substances. Spoiler: A lot of super hot bubbles. 

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