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.
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
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
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…
This is sunlight. It has traveled 150 000 000 kilometres to reach us, just to get fuzzed up on the last couple of kilometres in the Earth’s atmosphere before it gets partially absorbed by the stuff in and on the ground. Not complaining, me. Without all of this, the colours in that image would be […]Read More What if I told you that you run around with your eyes closed?
This image illustrates that space junk is a problem. Remember, though, that none of these bits are even as big as a pixel much less as enourmous as they seem to be in the image. This means that we can still do something about it – as we should! Click on the source link to […]Read More Space junk and what to do about it
You’ve probably seen the images I took of the aurora during the Northern winter months. If not, go take a look at either one of these profiles: Facebook, Twitter, Google+ The way to produce these images is by keeping the objective of your camera open for long enough to gather the right amount of light. […]Read More Rainy day: It ain’t real if you can’t see it?