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Wright Mons In Colour

“Informally named Wright Mons, a broad mountain about 150 kilometers across and 4 kilometers high with a wide, deep summit depression is featured in this inset image captured during the New Horizons flyby of Pluto in July 2015. Of course, … Continue reading

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Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Eruption

Last week, on Wednesday 22nd April, the Calbuco volcano in Chile erupted. Considering how connected we are in our modern world, videos and photos of the eruption quickly appeared, and they are stunning. The video above is a time lapse … Continue reading

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Volcano Of Fire Erupts Under The Stars

“First, there was an unusual smell. Then there was a loud bang. But what appeared to the eye was the most amazing of all. While waiting near midnight to see a possible eruption of Volcán de Fuego (Volcano of Fire) … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday #1

I’m going to try something new each Thursday. Over the course of maintaining this blog, I have developed a huge backlog of articles and links I found interesting at the time, but never got round to actually writing about. To … Continue reading

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Volcanic Lightning

Lightning by itself is pretty scary. An active volcano by itself is even scarier. An active volcano spewing forth lightning is down right terrifying. “Why does a volcanic eruption sometimes create lightning? Pictured above, the Sakurajima volcano in southern Japan was caught erupting in … Continue reading

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Chile’s Volcano Erupts

The Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle volcano range in southern Chile erupted Saturday 5th June, throwing ash more than 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, causing widespread disruption. Volcanoes erupting are never a good sign, but when you couple the subsequent ash clouds … Continue reading

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Grimsvotn Volcano

Grimsvotn volcano, in Iceland, erupted recently, and there are some stunning, not to mention terrifying, pictures available. Some of the most evocative can be seen here, and they are truly impressive. Image 4 (similar to the one shown here) is … Continue reading

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