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Supervolcanoes pose a dire threat to humanity, able to easily kill millions when they erupt with their full power, and there's nothing we can do to stop them. Or is there?
A world-changing super-eruption of the supervolcano under Yellowstone is now almost a cliché in disaster movies and documentaries. But there's a good chance it may never actually happen.
Scientists want to drill into a currently sleeping supervolcano to learn more about it. The payoff would be huge, but so are the risks.
Don't worry, the supervolcano under Yellowstone isn't going to kill us. Yet.