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Three months and countless Olympic swimming pools of lava later, Kilauea seems to have pressed the pause button on its fiery eruption. But it’s too soon to tell if the Hawaiian volcano has chilled out for good.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Volcanoes account on Twitter has been quite busy providing updates and answering questions about the recent Kilauea eruption in Hawaii.

But the organisation did take some time out to answer one burning question from a curious Twitter user - if they could roast marshmallows over a fissure vent. You know, that thing that the lava spews out of.

Video: As arguably the world's most active volcano, Hawaii's Kīlauea presents a unique opportunity for researchers who want to observe the Earth's geologic processes in real-time. Even more importantly, as an erupting volcano, footage of Kīlauea is gnarly as hell.

If an active volcano nearby suddenly kicks up its activity with steam, smoke and below-ground rumblings, it's a good idea to get away very quickly. But now researchers have found an even more dangerous sign to watch volcanoes for: Sudden, total silence.

Here's beautiful footage of lava flowing from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. The hot red burning orange lava oozes its way across the ground and basically swallows everything in its path in a fiery inevitability. It's quite mesmerising to see from up close.

It looks like a giant fire scaled dragon snaking its body across the scorched Earth. Or like the fire brick road that leads you into Mordor. Any way my imagination tries to spin it, the reality is that it looks awesome. And the reality is that it's drone footage from Iceland of flowing lava from a volcano that exploded.

Video: Whenever I see an epic volcano explosion, such as this one of Volcano Calbuco in Chile exploding for the first time in 40 years, from the comforts of my own home through a glorious timelapse video shot in 4K, I can't help but wonder about a time without video cameras, the internet, cities and light pollution, and imagine what I would feel if I saw mountains literally explode with lava and ash for the first time.

Looking through the dome's small porthole, the only view was of a barren field of red rocks. The astronauts ate freeze-dried food and shared cramped quarters for eight months to further space exploration, only venturing out to the alien landscape wearing spacesuits. At the end of the claustrophobic mission, they were greeted with a "Back to Earth" celebration.

You know about the potentially world-ending supervolcano hiding under Yellowstone, right? Well, scientists just discovered a second magma chamber containing an additional 46,000 cubic kilometres of molten rock. Did we mention it's "overdue" for eruption?

Calbuco, a stratovolcano in southern Chile, began erupting yesterday at 7pm local time. First spewing massive ash clouds, then, at 10pm, erupting explosively as its fragile structure collapsed inwards. Here's all the stunning imagery and video. You can see it from space!

Explorer Sam Cossman just uploaded this shocking video to Youtube showing his expedition to the bottom of the Marum Crater. An active and very dangerous volcano located in the Republic of Vanuatu, in the South Pacific Ocean. The images captured are both impressive and terrifying.

Overnight, the closely watched Bárðarbunga volcano in Iceland officially went from rumbling to erupting under the ice. The Icelandic Met Office has already issued a red alert for planes, but it's unlikely to turn into a repeat of the flight cancellation shitshow of 2010 -- thanks to better science about volcanic ash.

Back in 2008, astronomers detected an asteroid heading straight toward Earth. For the first time ever, they tracked the rock as it veered towards our planet and exploded over the Nubian desert. Now, pieces of the recovered meteorite are beginning to reveal its secrets -- like how it once harbored an active volcano.

Man, Jupiter's moons are a lot cooler than ours. The spacecraft New Horizons captured this gigantic exploding on its moon Io, the most volcanically active body in the solar system. It seems crazy to see something so far away captured in such detail.