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nubbsgalore:

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)

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poopflow:

okay but the amount of planning that went into this vine……

poopflow:

okay but the amount of planning that went into this vine……

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jolteonerrex502:

brothertedd:

Before and After Video Effects – Movies

Let us take a moment to appreciate all the effects people who create these things and the actors who make you believe them.

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writingonthecastlewalls:

alininha23:

5x14 - “Love connection.”

Kate isn’t amused, Javier.

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sebsonandfriends:

nonespark:

i have wasted my entire life.

THIS IS WHY I LOVE TUMBLR

sebsonandfriends:

nonespark:

i have wasted my entire life.

THIS IS WHY I LOVE TUMBLR

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rickmanpartscastle:

benighten:

youcallthataki55:

trekkiel:

tardisassemble:

The road all fandoms must go down

A road no fandom wants to go down

#BoulevardofBrokenDreams

The road so far

did firefly fans get lost?

rickmanpartscastle:

benighten:

youcallthataki55:

trekkiel:

tardisassemble:

The road all fandoms must go down

A road no fandom wants to go down

#BoulevardofBrokenDreams

The road so far

did firefly fans get lost?

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elementarystan:

Lucy Liu arrives at the 2014 Tony Awards (June 8)

elementarystan:

Lucy Liu arrives at the 2014 Tony Awards (June 8)

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The Mentalist - 6x22 - Airplane Speech

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