Aquarell nature

One of the greatest things about living up North is that colour doesn’t just change from day to day. It changes in its character. Blue today isn’t like blue tomorrow. Look through my earlier posts from this spring and into the summer. You’ll find stuff that looks similar, just without the aquarell quality to the […]

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M16 and the Pillars of Creation

This image is based on data obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope and shows something dubbed “The Pillars of Creation”. Stars are created here. They form in clouds of dusty material which contracts into glowing spheres (sorry Flat Earthers!) by means of gravity. Thinking about stuff like this is an almost spiritual experience. Credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble […]

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#NSFW geology

Come on. Say it. You know you want to say it. I have the same question: How? The answer, my friends, is blowing in the wind. Seriously, I mean it. 😉 By the way, to those of you visiting Andøya a lot, you can find this rock formation in the mountains enclosing the HQ of […]

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Stones and fluids

If you have followed my writings for a while, you probably know that one can use fluid equations to describe the movement of mountains on geological timescales. If you haven’t, then yes, I just wrote that. However, the fluid model loses its usefulness when we want to look at stones falling down the mountainside and […]

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