From nationalgeographic.com, produced by National Geographic
Located at Erta Ale Volcano in Ethiopia. The moonscape is twelve times the size of Manhattan in New York. Photographer, Karsten Peter wants a sample of molten rock from the lava lake. Located at three continental plates, base of this volcano is 300 feet below sea level. This is one of the world’s oldest living lava lakes, and has been bubbling for at least the last 90 years. They climb down in to the crater. He gets down near the lava, but needs to put on a thermal suit. He tosses cable into the lava and it melts the cable. He settles for recently hardened samples from the edge. Hopefully these rocks will give scientists information on where they have been. Video is very interesting video and is of very good quality. Good for elementary grade and middle school students.