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It is another day and life on the JR goes on. More rock samples are chiseled to bits in the... Read more
ASKJA VOLCANO - ICELANDA large quake sequence totalling hundreds of tremors is ongoing at Askja volcano since 11/9/2019. The largest quake so far has been a magnitude 3.2 quake. The swarm appears to be on the NE margin of the main caldera in an [...]
The Sun shown just a bit less brightly today, not that anyone could tell. The planet Mercury passed across the disk of the Sun over the space of a few hours this morning, presumably blocking a bit of sunlight from reaching Earth. It was probably the [...]
A lovely example of the ammonite, Cératites Nodosus, an extinct genus of nektonic marine carnivore from shell limestone superior deposits near Alsace on the Rhine River plain of northeastern France.
You can see the nice ceratitic suture pattern on [...]
Heute Nachmittag eruptierte der Sakurajima erneut und erzeugte ein spektakuläres vulkanisches Gewitter. Laut VAAC erreichte die Vulkanasche eine Höhe von fast 4300 m. Zuvor gab es einige kleinere Eruptionen. MIROVA registriert eine thermische [...]
Some excellent articles I read recently.
1) What Made Me Reconsider The Anthropocene - Peter Brannen. A lovely essay and one that is really a rethinking of his earlier position wherein he had dismissed the idea of Anthropocene as hubris.
I must [...]
Richard Kuulme (Malmo, Suecia), de 34 años, es un artista conceptual freelance. Como él mismo comenta, se ha especializando en el diseño de dinosaurios, monstruos y criaturas de todo tipo, todo ello con un característico estilo cartoon [...]
Inuksuk near the top of Whistler Mountain. See the note at the end of the post.
Acrophobia, the fear of heights, is an interesting phenomenon. I don't have it, I swear. I have no trouble standing on cliff edges, or climbing up in trees, or flying. [...]
This Q&A is part of the “Career Spotlight” series of Expedition 385 Where are you from and what... Read more
Text: Gösta Hoffmann with contributions by Michaela Falkenroth, Valeska Decker, Bastian Schneider and Christoph Grützner “The beaches in Oman are pristine.” What sounds like an introductory sentence to a tourist brochure has scientific [...]