photos of sakurajima, the most active volcano in japan, by (click pic) takehito miyatake (previously featured) and martin rietze. volcanic storms can rival the intensity of massive supercell thunderstorms, but the source of the charge responsible for this phenomenon remains hotly debated.
in the kind of storm clouds that generate conventional lightning, ice particles and soft hail collide, building up positive and negative charges, respectively. they separate into layers, and the charge builds up until the electric field is high enough to trigger lightning.
but the specific mechanism by which particles of differing charges are separated in the ash cloud is still unknown. lightning has been observed between the eruption plume and the volcano right at the start of an eruption, suggesting that there are processes that occur inside the volcano to lead to charge separation.
volcanic lightning could yield clues about the earth’s geological past, and could answer questions about the beginning of life on our planet. volcanic lightning could have been the essential spark that converted water, hydrogen, ammonia, and methane molecules present on a primeval earth into amino acids, the building blocks of life.
(see also: previous volcanology posts)
This is amazing
You told me the name you chose was a promise. What was the promise?
This is so beautiful
They look so peaceful when they’re sleeping.
A Summary of Marvel Movies
i used to piss off my english teacher by making stupid csi puns every time a character died in hamlet
like we got to the part where ophelia died and i borrowed a kid’s sunglasses and i was like “looks like ophelia…was drowning her sorrows”
i almost got kicked out every day but it was worth it
Sabrina the Teenage Bitch
"I decided that I was a feminist. This seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Women are choosing not to identify as feminists. Apparently, [women’s expression is] seen as too strong, too aggressive, anti-men, unattractive."
steve don’t just accept that bullshit
that must have been some fucking witchcraft blue pulled to get that up there
That look on his face
“Fuck, whatever. My fucking salt talks to me. This is actually normal for me.”
My fucking salt talks to me.
1. I’m alive still
2. I didn’t get pregnant.
3. Not addicted to drugs
4. I didn’t kill anybody.
5. Spent more time on the internet
6. Joined more fandoms
7. Had no sex.
Can we talk about how Hairspray is a story where a not-conventionally-attractive girl gets the hot guy in the end without having to Become “Pretty.” Because we need more stories like that.
It’s also story about breaking down the barriers of racism which we also need more of.
And it’s about nice hair and cheesy dance moves, more things we need more of
It’s a movie where John Travolta plays a chic, which we need more of
So I was rereading SNK once more and I found two titans holding hands during the whole breach of wall maria arc. I thought it was pretty sweet so here you go ಠ_ಠ
They were people, once.
that is the most depressing thing ive read all day
Eddy Kitsis (x)