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Questions to Ponder and Web Resources

Why is it important to study the history of a volcano?

Why are robot explorers like Dante important to the exploration of volcanoes?

Design your own robot to explore a volcano. What do you want to measure and record? What environmental factors do you need to consider in your design? Draw or build a model of your robot. Can it withstand a "bomb" rolled down the side of the "volcano"?

To learn more about Dante II visit NASA, Volcano World, or the The Field Robotics Center at Carnegie Mellon.

Visit the USGS Volcano website for lots of information on all types of volcanoes, including Mt. Spurr and Crater Peak.