Branches of Hawaii's Mauna Loa 1984 lava flow. False-color satellite images (left) show the layers of lava flows that have solidified through time. Images generated from laser data (right) help ... more 
Branches of Hawaii's Mauna Loa 1984 lava flow. False-color satellite images (left) show the layers of lava flows that have solidified through time. Images generated from laser data (right) help researchers tease out the most recent flow on top less 
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Mon, Dec 9, 2013 8:20 AM EST