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Mud Pots

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Mud pots, or mud volcanoes, form when volcanic gases escape underlying magma and rise through water and earth to form bubbling mud pits. I had the chance to watch some at Yellowstone National Park a few years ago and they are bizarrely fascinating. In this Physics Girl video, Dianna recounts her adventures in trying to locate some mud pots in southern California and explains the geology that enables them there. And if you haven’t seen it yet, check out her related video on the only known moving mud puddle! (Image and video credit: Physics Girl)

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