With the opportunity to travel to Germany last year, I couldn’t help but include some time for geotourism in my schedule. Thankfully, due to the ever-present nature of geology on the solid earth, there is rarely a location without some feature of interest to explore. I present the following highlights in reverse-chronological order, as a sort of stratigraphic column tour.
Before the awe-inspiring photograph of the Pale Blue Dot, and the more recent image of an evening “star” in the … More
The Moon has an impermanent hold on its tenuous atmosphere. Its relatively weak gravity (1.62 m s-2), one sixth of … More
What do watersheds, urban light pollution, and the 2012 presidential election have to do with each other? I don’t know, … More
The seven principles of Leave No Trace (LNT) have guided visitors of wilderness areas in responsible ways to practice recreation, … More
This image of Earth was released today (July 20, 2015), taken by DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory), the spacecraft formerly … More
In their paper “Synthetic circuit designs for Earth terraformation,” Ricard Sole, Raul Montanez and Salvador Duran-Nebreda posit a novel systems-approach … More