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Hawaii has 'Shield Volcanoes', What Are They?

Of the various types of volcanoes found on the Earth, the least destructive of them are the Shield Volcanoes such as the ones found in Hawaii. These volcanoes are primarily made of basalt, which in its fluid state is less viscous or sticky and as an analogy it flows more like water than like honey. Because of this property of the lava it can run..

This Tiny Frog Makes a Big Racket!

Since day one the islands of Hawaii have been a magnet for all sorts of life forms that could make the long journey from anywhere else on the planet to the islands. Because we are surrounded by 2000 miles of ocean in any direction the sea has provided a formidable barrier for thousands and even millions of years. When man first came all that changed and one by one the various life forms from the outside world began to arrive in Hawaii.

What makes volcanoes of Hawaii a perfect place for viewing the cosmos?

Since the mid nineteen hundreds the highest mountains on the Big Island and Maui have been the homes of some of the most expensive and sophisticated observatories on the planet. Why are these mountains so superior to other locations in the world for this purpose. Here's the rundown: