09/13/2013

World’s Largest Volcano Discovered on Pacific Seafloor

5:35 minutes

Researchers discovered the largest volcano on earth a thousand miles off the coast of Japan. Tamu Massif rivals some of the biggest volcanoes found in the solar system. Volcanology researcher Kayla Iacovino discusses what this giant can tell us about the inside of our planet.

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Kayla Iacovino

Kayla Iacovino is an experimental petrologist with Jacobs at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

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