NASA Prepares For A Potential Supervolcano Eruption: Saving The World From Yellowstone Disaster


There are tons of apocalypse scenarios that are being developed every day and every one of them brings a new theory.

There are assumptions about the impact of large asteroids, drug-resistant disease outbreaks, and more.

There are basically a lot of theories that describe how humanity can meet its maker. One of the least talked-about theories is the real possibility of a supervolcano springing to life and throwing our planet’s ecosystem into chaos.

Supervolcano threat 

There is one such supervolcano right under our noses, and it’s the one located just beneath Yellowstone National Park.

The massive amount of superheated liquid rock that boils under out feet powers Old Faithful and the other geothermal activity in the area.

One day, this activity could shift from a tourist attraction to a catastrophe and NASA is reportedly working to figure out how humanity could survive this if it were to happen.

Potential solutions 

BBC reported that NASA has been working at finding all kinds of possible countermeasures to the eruption of a supervolcano.

For instance, one such option is to chill the volcano out far in advance of a potential eruption, but this would be extremely difficult.

NASA researchers claim that the threat of a Yellowstone supervolcano could be mitigated if roughly 35% of its heat could be efficiently transferred.

Experts have even proposed that pumping water into the volcano could turn out a useful measure to solve the problem.

NASA’s proposal would involve building a massive geothermal plant that would be able to pump water into a hole that has been drilled a few miles into the volcano.

The water would then come back at an extremely high temperature, and it could then be harnessed to generate electricity, helping to offset the estimated $3.46 billion investment.

As a conclusion, considering that the past research is suggesting that Yellowstone’s supervolcano could come to life quicker than previously thought, it might be a good idea to start finding viable solutions now.


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