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Guest: Dr. Rosaly Lopes. Topics: Volcanoes on Earth and throughout the solar system, lava, plate tectonics, dangerous experiences, comparing Titan, Mars, Io, Venus, & Earth. Dr. Lopes discussed both terrestrial and solar system volcanoes and volcanic processes with us for this show. As author of "The Volcano Adventure Guide," we learned much about Earth volcanoes and even visiting them as adventure tourists. Listeners asked lots of questions about visiting volcanoes, safety, the type of gear needed to visit an active volcano and even underwater volcanoes, so you will find this discussion most interesting. As we looked out into the solar system, we talked about volcanoes on Mars, Titan, Io, Venus, lava tubes on the Moon, and the mission on its way to Pluto. Listeners asked about CO2 volcanic emissions, toxic gasses, ash, hot lava, and more. Dr. Lopes discussed plate tectonics, seismic activity, and famous volcanic eruptions and explosions on Earth such as Krakatoa and Tambora in 1815. As you will hear, there appears to be some significant interest to tour and visit volcanoes, so we spent time discussing being a volcano tourist. Sounds like fun and I hope that Dr. Lopes leads a tourist group. Perhaps this is for Incredible Adventures to consider! Jane, how about it? But the solar system discussion of volcanic activity, the type of volcanoes, the planetary geology, geysers, how to discover a volcano on another world, and more was like being in a high end graduate level class on the subject that was fun, informative, and incredibly interesting. This is a must hear educational program . For your comments or questions for Dr. Rosaly Lopes, please send them to me at drspace@thespaceshow.com and I will forward them to her.

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16 Jan 2009 Dr. Rosaly M. Lopes
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