The Best of Volcano Photos

I love this tweeted photo of Sinabung Volcano in Indonesia that was posted last week:

and in a timely manner, Alan Taylor over at the In Focus blog has a great gallery of the Year in Volcanic Activity. Truly spectacular stuff!

Map Monday: Sasquatch Sightings

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Found an awesome map via Maptacular showing 92 years of Bigfoot sightings in the US and Canada. Great information on Josh Stevens’ site. My take-away? I’m surprised at the number of Florida sightings as well as the spike in the 2000s and the relative decline in the last 4 years. Maybe Global Climate change is hitting the ‘squatches harder than other animals??

Orion Away!

Orion waiting to be launched at the Kennedy Space Center (Courtesy NASA)

Orion waiting to be launched at the Kennedy Space Center (Courtesy NASA)

So excited that NASA’s Orion spacecraft successfully completed its first test out of the Earth’s Atmosphere to an elevation of about 3600 miles. I for one already deeply miss the Space Shuttle and am looking forward to people being back in space to the Moon and to Mars. I certainly hope it happens in my lifetime and that those astronauts are returned safely to Earth.

Extreme Tech has a great roundup of photos and videos from the test.