In one of the most famous national parks in the world, not far from one of the most famous landmarks in the world, is a hot spring of such brilliant colors of rainbow quality that it defies reality.
The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, a few miles down the road from Old Faithful geyser is the subject of much attention lately. Volcanologists, geologists and other members of the Earth sciences are descending on this most beautiful and deadly spring to study something that cannot even be seen on the surface of the planet: the supervolcano.
Not known to most Americans is the fact that a volcano whose mere mouth covers a tenth of the country’s surface lies dormant beneath the upper crust of the earth in Yellowstone Park, covering an area that encompasses three separate states! Scientists are attempting to piece together the clues that the Grand Prismatic Spring is emanating that will point to whether or not a super eruption will take place and how much time Americans would have to evacuate before such a catastrophic event could occur.
Read on the next page about this fascinating subject that evokes images of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii that erupted so quickly and furiously that it entombed hundreds of people where they stood and huddled!
Could this happen in the United States?