The photographer calls this a “consolation prize” back at the source. Forget fancy memes. This made me laugh. No aurora? Aw shucks. Whatever… Not often I say that, you understand. 🙂 Copyright: Paul Stewart/Public Domain Source: https://flic.kr/p/VZGfCh AdvertisementsRead More No aurora, no worries.
Es fácil pensar que la primavera del norte es pálida. Muy fácil. Luego, abre los ojos y ves capas llenas de colores. Disclaimer: I make an attempt at learning Spanish. Why? Because I love learning. I tried to learn Spanish before, too. At the moment, I have a colleague from Spain. He can and does […]Read More La primavera pálida(?) del norte
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 […]Read More #NSFW geology
Do you like maps? Try mapping the stars then. I have a place in my science heart for instruments one does not think of very often, toiling away tirelessly, collecting data for what you may very well think of as #bigdata in space. VISTA is one of them. Go check out the source link at […]Read More VISTA – a view of the Southern sky
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” -MLK Jr The idea of the tree of life, in all of its various manifestations, is that all forms of creation are connected. That’s such a powerful sentiment, and has […]Read More Nerdy Stuff: Photography with a caption
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 […]Read More Stones and fluids
Honestly, Namibia is such a photogenic place from above, it’s unreal. Now, of course, being down there in the middle of the Kalahari… Still, this is planet Earth at its most beautiful. I love how satellite imaging both in true and false colour can provide so much information. Amongst other things you can find “fossilized […]Read More Know Earth: Richness of desolation
Imagine a world in which the end to this story was realistic. #STEMed #idontcareiknowitsthere #knowledgeRead More The down-to-Earth implications of Aurora borealis: Wedding’n’shards
Laurelin, the golden tree of Valinor. Do you like Tolkien to the point where you’ve read the complete back story to the Lord of the Rings? I did, but it seems like I’ve forgotten a bit too much about it all. This tree does not look like Ungoliant has devoured its leaves. It looks like […]Read More Cherish your imagination. Know what it is.
I have no idea how often this model of a rocket has been photographed. It’s rather visible, standing, as it is, by the road along the Western coast of Andøya. I’ve come here for the first time in the aughts, launching rockets with my colleagues at the University of Tromsø and around the world. No […]Read More Missiles don’t actually need war heads on them, you know…