Archives for posts with tag: geology + planetary science

Absolutely gorgeous realist oil paintings of minerals by Carly Waito. If anyone has a couple thousand dollars laying around I’d love one of her pieces for Christmas ;)

Vesuvianite

Dioptase

Dioptase

Fluorite oil painting by Carly Waito

Fluorite

Topaz

Topaz

Smoky Quartz

Shock waves coming from Eyjafjallaj√∂kull! Pyroclastics! Awesome! …Maybe I should study abroad in Iceland instead of NZ.

This one has some beautiful shots of lava being ejected high into the air, but I’d rather have the actual ambient audio…

amazing article on national geographic about what is possibly the world’s largest cave, hang song doong in phong nha-ke bang national park, vietnam.

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via reddit via eric

a visual representation of the earth’s geologic timeline, including aspects of ancient geology we live with in the present day.