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74,000 years ago, on the island of Sumatra, the eruption of the volcano Toba was the largest volcanic eruption our planet had experienced in 25 million years.

Yet there have been far greater: 250 million years ago, an eruption in what is now Siberia lasted a million years and was likely responsible for the greatest mass extinction in Earth’s history.

This immersive film also explores giant volcanic eruptions elsewhere in our Solar System; flying audiences to Neptune’s frigid moon Triton, as well as the ultimate volcanic world: Jupiter’s moon Io.

Back on Earth, the legendary North American hotspot Yellowstone National Park raises the question: could a supervolcano erupt in our time?

Preview the entire film below. Download the free Education Guide here.

Film Type

KS 3-5  /  General audiences  /  24min
Also available in Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish.