Tuesday :: Aug 4, 2009

Open Thread

by Mary

Simon Winchester wrote a magnificent book about Krakatoa which I thoroughly recommend for anyone interested in a story of one of the most spectacular eruptions in recorded history. He ended the story with the coming of Anak Krakatoa, known as the son of Krakatoa, and the observation that the forces that created the monster volcano were still present. Just days ago, Anak Krakatoa awoke to show that the prediction was correct. Here are some incredible pictures of the son of Krakatoa erupting. Someday, it too will explode so forcefully that nothing remains ... until the next time.

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