Earth's Newest Glacier Is Inside An Active Volcano


(via PBS Terra) To this day, the crater of Mt. St. Helens volcano remains a place of immense danger and strictly off-limits to the public — avalanches, crevasses, poison gas, and boulders tumbling down the near-vertical slopes are just a few of the threats. But in recent years, the crater has become a place of great scientific interest. Few people realize that the hollowed-out crater now holds the world’s youngest glacier. And it continues to grow while most others around the world are shrinking.

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