The coldest place on Earth is also one of the rare spots where a roiling lava lake offers a window into the heart of a volcano.
A neutrally buoyant layer may be floating between two layers deep in the Earth.
There's no bubbling pool of lava under the world's liveliest volcanoes, but rather magma in cold storage, waiting for a splash of heat to wake up.
Few phenomena can compete with the raw beauty and devastating power of a raging thunderstorm, save for a particularly violent volcanic eruption.
Early life may have formed between a rock and a wet place.