Happy New Year! – On gravitational attraction

A new year starts and suddenly a lot of people are concerned about their gravitational attraction to the Earth. In January new subscriptions to the gym spike compared to every other month. Weight […]

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The Apocalypse – a Geoscientific View

Today is a fun day. Some New Age guys decided that an ending calendar of an ancient culture can only have one meaning: The world is going to end. Homer Simpson on the […]

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A Global Lithological Map

It’s colorful, it’s huge and it’s a hundred times more detailed than its predecessors. <span class=”removed_link” title=”http://www.vis.klimacampus.de/2270.html&L=1″>http://www.vis.klimacampus.de/2270.html?&L=1</span> It’s a new lithological map of the worldHartmann, J., & Moosdorf, N. (2012). The new global […]

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The l’Aquila trial: Getting the big picture

In April 2009 a devastating earthquake hit the town l’Aquila in Italy. Destroyed buildings leave 308 persons dead and over 22 thousand have to flee to government funded shelters. This as it is, […]

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The three virtues

Don’t forget the three virtues of a Geophysicist, namely: True Love, True Friendship, True Amplitudes. ~ M. Tygel This happens to be my favorite quote about geophysics. A fellow writer asked me, what […]

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Did you see it?

Did you see it? We do a big deal in presenting the most stunning and interesting places around the world and explain the science behind it. We always try to go that little […]

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Gotland and van Gogh [Landsat Week]

Today we have reached the final picture of Landsat week. I am starting to ask myself if someone at NASA is trying to follow in van Gogh’s footsteps. We have featured a video […]

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Fractal Art at the Yukon River Delta [Landsat Week]

Today's Landsat week post brings to you: art! I really don't know how to better describe this wonderful picture. But I will do my very best to try. While on first sight this […]

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Erg Iguidi [Landsat Week]

Today’s Landsat post leads us to Algeria. The yellow streaks crossing this picture show us Erg Iguidi. This erg is part of the Sahara. If you direct your view on the fascinating background, […]

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Lake Eyre [Landsat Week]

Landsat Week! First of all, I have to admit that this picture kind of creeps me out. It just looks like a huge deranged face. It shows lake Eyre in northern South Australia. […]

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