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Why exactly is the feature on Io called a volcano, and the feature on Enceladus called a geyser?

News of the long-lived and not unusual cloud on Mars associated with 21 km tall Olympus Mons has people commenting. This tweet by planetary scientist Dr. Tanya Harrison says I don't understand the ...
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How long do geysers typically stay active in Yellowstone?

Old faithful still erupts regularly, but at some point conditions in geology will change and it will cease activity. Wikipedia says that ~1300 geysers have erupted in Yellowstone, but only 1/3 of ...
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Is the cause of Old Faithful's bimodal distribution for eruption times straightforward?

From wikipedia: With a margin of error of 10 minutes, Old Faithful will erupt 65 minutes after an eruption lasting less than 2.5 minutes or 91 minutes after an eruption lasting more than 2.5 ...
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Why is the Yellowstone National Park unique for its geysers?

The Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is unique for its large number of "thermal occurrences, of which there are some 30 geysers. This, in turn, appears to be the result of the presence of large ...