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Material Chemist Sujata Kundu explains the complex processes taking place when Artist Bob Wysocki and Geologist Jeff Karson experimented in pouring Basaltic lava directly on to ice sheets.

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As you can see the results were quite unexpected, instead of just sinking straight through the ice the lava appears to run along the top creating large pockets of steam.

Watch the entire experiment below.

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Source Science Channel YouTube