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Gallery of When Droplets Create Space: A Look at Liquid Architecture - 1

Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Hiking up Mount Etna inside the National Park in search of an unusual lava tube. This gigantic lava flow was mostly shrouded in cloud We stopped here to examine some twisted rope lava formations. During a pahoehoe flow the outer skin of lava cools and becomes viscous. The underlying lava is insulated and remains quite liquid. As it flows it carries the cooler skin along with it causing it to crumple and fold into twisted shapes. However early in the flow…