What Is Molten Rock?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 4, 2020 4:44:06 AM ET
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Molten rock is rock heated to a temperature that is sufficient to turn it into a thick liquid. Molten rock often is associated with lava from a volcano. Additionally, molten rock exists below the surface of the Earth.

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