Monthly Archives: February 2016

Bask in the Warmth of a Valentine From the Heart of the Earth

A collapse in the crust of this lava flow reveals a searing hot heart-shaped skylight, a Valentine straight from Mother Earth. Top image: A skylight in the West Kamokuna lava flow with geoscientist for scale. Credit: Laszlo Kestay/USGS Lava in … Continue reading

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Heart Rock is the Greatest Grumpy Valentine

Love is like this boulder: unwieldy, needlessly symbolic, and slowly eroded by the inexorable march of time. Happy Valentine’s Day to all you curmudgeonly misanthropes who just want to get on with the eventual heat-death of the universe! Heart Rock. … Continue reading

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Bring Out Your Favourite Natural Valentines!

Give me your hearts! What are your favourite photographs of naturally-occurring hearts around our lovely, complex universe? Valentine’s Day is lurking around the corner, so let’s pull together our best evidence that the universe loves us and wants us to … Continue reading

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It took twelve years, but the Opportunity Rover has climbed up the edge of Knudsen Ridge on Mars. The view is great — steep ridges, a dramatic slope, and the far lip of Endeavour Crater shaping the horizon. The rover is … Continue reading

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