Bold Venture Aims to Plumb a Volcano's Fiery Depths

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Science  28 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5615, pp. 2018
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5615.2018

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TOKYO-- For the first time, scientists are drilling into the magma conduit of a recently active volcano, Unzen in Japan, to better understand why some eruptions are explosive--one of the fundamental questions of volcanology.