Create a 10 pages page paper that discusses earth and space sciences yellowstone. The real origin of the Yellowstone caldera has been quite controversial. Most geologists theorize that yellow stone caldera was formed as a result of contact between essential elements in the lithosphere and upper mantle. Others propose that it was created from a deep mantle plume that had earlier been formed due to volcanic eruption. Part of the controversy is the sudden appearance of a yellow stone hotspot in the geological record without sufficient evidence. Moreover, a yellow stone also appeared In Colombia without any form of volcanic eruption, causing speculation about its real origin. (Chapple, 2013).
Super volcano trace
Geologists have suggested that Yellowstone lies above a hot layer, a spot with the superheated rock that extends from earth to mantle. During continental drift, as North America gradually drifted past the hotspot, it is believed that yellow stone magma ruptured and passed through the North Americas continent’s crust, leaving some trace of crumbed bread-like stalks of calderas that had been created earlier by various gigantic volcanic eruptions next to Idaho’s River Plain, resulting to the formation of Yellowstone. The final explosion that leads to the formation of gemstone caldera is believed to have been at around 640,000 years ago. The less significant eruption that resulted in the shape of small amounts of gemstone occurred between the three significant eruptions. A rock that has been dated to have formed most recently tested that it had started at around 70,000 years ago.
The molten rock cavity that has been discovered in a new study conducted by geologist proved that less significant eruptions are what that leads to a formation of the United States astounding hydrothermal springs also geysers. It created the relatively higher surface that is usually seen in the park that the hydrothermal spring is found. According to seismologist smith who is a lecturer of the University of Utah and also the author of many books relating to formation yellow stone, the face surface lift is one of the most remarkable features that were formed by the smaller volcanic eruption because it is just as attractive as the yellow gemstones (Chapple, 2013).
Scientists have gone an extra mile to prove this and have even taken some images of Yellowstone volcanos within the underground magma chamber’. Instead of forming solidifying to form to yellow blobs that are the gemstone, they form brown like structure that is the main reason for the surface lift.