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Library Shelves Catastrophe

Link Scroll down for today’s pictures & links. Library Shelves Catastrophe One of the best pranks we’ve ever seen! Impossible not to stare in utter stupefaction, if such a thing would ever happen to you in real life… Link Today’s pictures & links: Window into the World Not a framed picture! - (image credit: Jeremy Duguid) ———— Light-Hearted! “Light Painting” by Shawn Hoke: read more about [...]

When Did the FBI Start Using “Wanted” Posters?

On a December night in 1919, a 23-year-old soldier named William N. Bishop managed to slip out of the stockade at Virginia’s Camp A.A. Humphreys and escape into the surrounding woods. Unable to locate Bishop, the army requested the assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Division of Investigation, the precursor to the Federal Bureau of [...]

Volcanic Plumes over Io

The Galileo spacecraft captured this fantastic color composite image of a volcanic eruption on Jupiter’s moon Io. APOD explains: At the image top, over Io’s limb, a bluish plume rises about 140 kilometers above the surface of a volcanic caldera known as Pillan Patera. In the image middle, near the night/day shadow line, the ring shaped [...]

Jupiter’s moon Io has subsurface lava ocean

Io has a massive global reservoir of molten lava 30 miles deep powering its fierce and active volcanism. “Now we know where all of that lava is coming…