Fly's Eyes on Mars! HiRISE captured the aftermath of an extremely rare occurance, long ago. Two impacts on Mars that happened simultaneously.
Image Credit: NASA/HiRISE | Found via Discovery News: "OH MARS, WHAT STRANGE CRATERS YOU HAVE"
Speaking of Volcanoes, The Big Picture has a gallery today in their article "Nyiragongo Crater: Journey to the Center of the World" that is a must-see. Here's one of the many pictures of this African volcano posted on the site:
"The view from the volcano’s rim, 11,380 feet above the ground. At 1,300 feet deep, the lava lake has created one of the wonders of the African continent."
Stunning! This is my current computer wallpaper.
Image Credit: Olivier Grunewald
Today, a great top down image of "Pico de Orizaba, Mexico" from the Earth Observatory:
"The snow- and ice-clad peak of Pico de Orizaba (also known as Citlaltépetl) boasts a summit elevation of 5,675 meters (18,620 feet) above sea level, making it both the highest peak in Mexico and the tallest volcano in North America."
Image Credit: NASA/JSC/ISS
Sometimes Science Stinks! To follow up fire, here's some brimstone: "New form of sulfur discovered in geological fluids" via PhysOrg.
"Artist's impression of the S3- molecule in a diamond anvil cell. This form of sulfur may well be one of the key factors in the formation of veins of gold and copper."
Image Credit: Pokrovski & Dubrovinsky
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