Science In Death Valley, ancient volcano gives scientists a surprise

The Ubehebe crater in Death Valley National Park is much younger than previously thought, and represents a more significant volcanic hazard than previously thought, according to a new study.

Courtesy United States Geological Survey

A half-mile-wide crater in Death Valley National Park may represent a more significant volcanic hazard than previously thought, according to a new study – though not enough to cancel your next visit to the park.