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Name: Erik
Status: student
Grade: 4-5
Location: New Jersey
Country: USA
Date: Summer 2013


Question:
Lava seems to always be orange or yellow, but can it be so hot that it is white hot or blue hot?



Replies:
Hi Erik,

Thanks for the question. Yes, lava can be white hot (or blue hot), but it cools down when exposed to air. The white (or blue) indicates a much higher temperature than orange or yellow.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have more questions. Thanks Jeff Grell



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