What Causes Geysers to Erupt Over and Over Again?

February 27, 2015 5:57 PM

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What Causes Geysers to Erupt Over and Over Again?

Old Faithful, the beloved Yellowstone National Park geyser, earned its name by continuously spouting water from beneath the ground in a magnificent spray. It has become a tourist attraction, of course, but what would happen if the geyser, one day, just stopped spouting?

Well a recently study might confirm that Old Faithful will continue to be such because of what scientists have called “loops” in the underground plumbing.

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