Thursday, June 25, 2009

NASA has posted an incredible view of the volcano  Sarychev Peak at the Kuril Islands. The image gives a very good perspective of the plume as can only be seen sideways from above. 

More pictures taken by Astronauts here 

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Until recently only one meteorite impact crater was known in Norway, namely the Gardnos crater in Hallingdal north west of Oslo. However it is know widely accepted that a second large crater exists: the Ritland crater. The crater is 2.5km in diameter and about 300m deep. It is most likely made by a meteorite of 100m diameter that impacted about 600million years ago. The crater was discovered by Norwegian geologistFridtjof Riis of the International Research Institute of Stavanger AS. For more information here.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

It is soon 40 years since one of the greates technological feats of mankind, the lunar landing, was accomplished.The next step is to go to Mars. This is of course incredibly much more difficult and it has been talked about for decades. Read this article to know more.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

For background of the famous photograph, or rather photographs, of the tank-man at Tiananmen in Beijing 20 years ago, June 5 1989 read this article from the New York times blogg.