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The supervolcano that may have killed off Europe's Neanderthals is stirring again

The supervolcano that may have killed off Europe's Neanderthals is stirring again The Phlegraean Fields (Italian: Campi Flegrei) are a series of craters and volcanic areas located near Naples, Italy.Like the Yellowstone caldera in the United States, the Phlegraean Fields have previously demonstrated a capacity for titanic eruptions.

NASA's $3.5 billion plan could keep Yellowstone from ever erupting again

NASA's $3.5 billion plan could keep Yellowstone from ever erupting again An eruption in Yellowstone could be a global cataclysm, but NASA has a plan to reduce the risk while also generating power.The NASA plan involves drilling into the caldera from sites outside of Yellowstone to gain access to the magma pocket that powers the supervolcano.