Watching this newborn island erode could tell us a lot about Mars


Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai
BABY PICS Scientists are keeping an eye on the rates of erosion of volcanic ash on Earth’s newest island, called Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai.

NEW ORLEANS — Earth’s youngest bit of land is getting a new lease on life. When an erupting volcano birthed an island in the Pacific Ocean in late 2014, scientists thought waves would erode the island away within just a few months. Instead, new data suggest it could stick around for up to 30 years, researchers reported December 11 at a news conference at the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting. Studying the life and death of this island…

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