NASA reveals plan to save planet Earth from Yellowstone 'supervolcano'
Washington : Yellowstone super volcano can be a disaster for the planet Earth, but NASA scientists are working on a plan to ensure the safety of the planet and humankind.
NASA scientist Brian Wilcox, a former member of the NASA Advisory Council on Planetary Defense, has revealed that the US space agency is planning to drill to the bottom of the volcano and use high-pressure water to release heat from the magma chamber.
In conversation with BBC, Wilcox said, “I was a member of the NASA Advisory Council on Planetary Defense which studied ways for NASA to defend the planet from asteroids and comets. I came to the conclusion during that study that the supervolcano threat is substantially greater than the asteroid or comet threat.”
What is a supervolcano?
Supervolcanos are characterized as volcanic centers that have had eruptions that covered more than 240 cubic miles . The US has two: one at Yellowstone and another at Long Valley in California.
Where is Yellowstone Supervolcano located?
The Yellowstone Caldera is a volcanic caldera and supervolcano located in Yellowstone National Park in the United States, sometimes referred to as the Yellowstone Supervolcano. The caldera and most of the park are located in the northwest corner of Wyoming. The caldera formed during the last of three supereruptions over the past 2.1 million years.