NASA wants to save humanity from death by supervolcano

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We live with the knowledge that any number of end-of-the-world scenarios could be right around the corner. From drug-resistant disease outbreaks to impacts from large asteroids, there's plenty of ways that humanity could ultimately meet its doom, but one of the least-talked-about is the very real possibility of a supervolcano springing to life and throwing Earth's ecosystems into total disarray.

One such supervolcano lurks right beneath our noses. It's situated beneath Yellowstone National Park, and the massive amount of superheated liquid rock that boils far under our feet is what powers Old Faithful and the other geothermal activity in the area. One day, that activity could shift from a tourist attraction to a catastrophe, and NASA is working hard to figure out how to avoid disaster.

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