July 27, 2001
2:23 AM   Subscribe

Earth springs a leak.
Mount Etna's cloud of ash from space. This pic really adds a perspective of size and power.
posted by monkeyJuice (15 comments total)
opps, by way of www.haddock.org
posted by monkeyJuice at 2:24 AM on July 27, 2001

Hope springs eternal.
posted by pracowity at 2:46 AM on July 27, 2001

Thanks for the pic-link monkeyJuice, but for me, the satellite view sort of diminishes the event. Looks like a leaky bottle rocket on a lakeshore.

Guess I'm a Dante's Inferno kind of guy.
posted by Opus Dark at 2:54 AM on July 27, 2001

Cool pic, mJ. Thanks!
posted by Bixby23 at 3:07 AM on July 27, 2001

The caption wrongly attributed the photograph's object to Mount Etna. I believe that would should have been labeled: The Conservative's answer to the Genoa protests et al. The Earth will do the destruction of its own ecosystem with or without us. . .please do carry on.
posted by crasspastor at 4:02 AM on July 27, 2001

Nicolosi might have been the more prime place for them G8 meetings. Corporations and the governments who love them up against nature that the ecological/scientific left has been trying to tell them about. i.e. Why it's not good to create human borne natural disasters now or any time, whether it be "safely" in the distant future or within the next decade.
posted by crasspastor at 4:16 AM on July 27, 2001

crasspastor: do you view every link on MeFi as a potential political soapboax? To paraphrase Freud, "Sometimes a volcano is just a volcano."
posted by MrBaliHai at 6:17 AM on July 27, 2001

Even more amazing photos.
posted by geronimo_rex at 7:02 AM on July 27, 2001

That pic is awesome. Rad post.
posted by jeb at 7:32 AM on July 27, 2001

Earth: We've got mountains that fucking explode.
(thanks for the pics)
posted by Sellersburg/Speed at 7:39 AM on July 27, 2001

Great photo, thanks. This is a bit of a self-blog, but since the photos come from NASA, it's not all that bad. Two of the most amazing volcano photos from space I've ever seen (here and here). Part of a larger exhibit of space images.
posted by kokogiak at 7:42 AM on July 27, 2001

gee i wonder if this will nudge earth a little out of her orbit?
posted by bwg at 10:24 AM on July 27, 2001

Stop picking those things! You keep doing that and they'll scar.
posted by mrbula at 1:36 PM on July 27, 2001

It was a flippin joke MrBaliHai. Off topic irony, in fact. Thanks for reffin' though.
posted by crasspastor at 3:18 PM on July 27, 2001

Hot stuff! Even more amazing is the Italian's ability to divert the lava flows.
posted by NJguy at 4:13 PM on July 30, 2001

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