I’ve been captivated by the new Icelandic volcano. Via videos on YouTube. This article from Quanta goes into some of the science behind it, and why planetary scientists and exo-biologists are treating the eruptions as an analogue for Mars.
Some of the new video close-ups from the eruption site in the last week have been remarkable. For example:
I’ve never seen anything like this on a newscast or in a nature documentary. Especially from the 10:50 mark, where a collapse in a part of the crater wall allows lava to gush out in a waterfall of molten rock.
Some of the close-up drone footage is also stunning. And drone destroying, apparently! See here
. Both of these videos were captured by Hermann Helguson. He’s on Instagram
Expect more volcano related items in these posts for the foreseeable future. I love geology ☺️