Scientist gets too close to lava lake! – Richard Hammond’s Journey to the Centre of the Planet – BBC


While the team sleep the superheated molten rock in the lake churns and boils spilling over the rim When Nairagongo last erupted in 2002 nearly 400,000 people in the nearby town had to be evacuated because when near Nairagongo erupts There’s no way to outrun the lava Nairagongo’s lava can flow at over 60 miles an hour faster than any other lava in the world Next morning and the lake is calmer Darío sees another scientist reached the bottom of the crater It looks like he’s going for the ultimate prize; a sample of lava straight from the lake itself It is dangerous in my opinion it is a little crazy I mean I wonder that The special suit he wears will deflect some of the incredible heat at the lakes edge But it’ll do nothing to protect him if he comes into direct contact with the lava It’s very very close Okay, it’s just there really few centimeters It’s just on the ring oh Oh my god come back tomorrow come back Lava begins to bubble over the rim of the lake Darío believes the scientist is taking too big a risk I kind of agree The lake is becoming more active lava surges over the edge The lava lake is now overflowing in three different areas very strong exactly where it was five minutes ago Later that day some perhaps more sensible scientists collect samples from the crater floor

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