The ISS is watching you June 27, 2009Posted by Sarah in pics, science.
Tags: big picture, earth, iss, nasa, sarychev peak, volcano
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This week the Big Picture ran a series of pictures taken from the ISS looking down at Earth. It’s a great reminder that the Earth is in fact a very beautiful place and we should be honoured to be able to live here and experience it. Seeing the variety of colours and landscapes from the sky is a solitary consolation prize for spending so much time in airplanes. Being a total volcano nut, of course the pictures of the recent eruption of the Sarychev Peak volcano in the Russian Kuril Islands are my favourites. (more…)
Big Picture homage to MESSENGER June 12, 2009Posted by Sarah in pics, science, space.
Tags: astronomy, big picture, messenger, nasa, space
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Big Picture: Volcano violence March 21, 2009Posted by Sarah in geology, pics, science.
Tags: big picture, geology, tonga, volcano
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The Big Picture series in the Boston Globe has had two awesome features this week. The first is a series of photos of the undersea volcano that erupted near the South Pacic island group of Tonga, triggering a series of earthquakes and a tsunami warning. The Guardian is reporting today that the eruption has created a new landmass in the Tongan archipelago. Amazing! The Earth can kick our asses any day.
Image credit: AP Photo/Trevor Gregory