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)
PLEASE REBLOG THIS!!! My friend Ty who has been a good friend since the very first time I talked too him, has been really hard on himself recently and told me he wants to be done with life.. If we can get someone a fluffy chicken, don’t you think we could save someone from attempting suicide again?
I will reblog this 15,000 times on my own if I have to.
Let’s play “Tax Accountant or Castiel Cosplayer” the New York City subway edition.
PSA DONT GO ASK BUSINESS MEN IF THEY ARE COSPLAYING ON THE SUBWAY BECAUSE THEY WILL ROLL THEIR EYES AND TELL YOU “YOU DAMN TEENAGERS IM NOT AN ANGEL” AND STORM AWAY
Well… at least…. He’s not anymore.
I can’t even pretend like I can listen to this without laughing.
OH MY GOD I CHOKED
whAT IS THIS IM CRYAING
This is the theme song to my life.
A for effort
i know i just reblogged this, but i had to again….IT GENIUS
OMFG NOT AGAIN MY EVERYTHING HURTS
hi this is me reincarnated into song form
THE SONG OF MY PEOPLE.
watcha got there
- Periods aren’t a big deal for some people
- Periods are extremely disabling for some people
- Pain is subjective and it’s different for everyone
- Stop arguing about this
- I want this story to be written
- I don’t want this story to be written by anyone but me
- I don’t want to write this story
*goes to a party and awkwardly follows freind around the entire time*
IF YOU EVER FEEL SAD JUST LOOK AT THIS FAKE SLAP
i remember when i was 14 this kid asked me out and i told him i wasnt allowed to date till i was 16 and he said “i’ll wait.”
two years later he wished me a happy birthday and asked me out
did you say yes
DID YOU FUCKING SAY YES
You can hate Supernatural all you please, but you can’t say that they don’t have the most accurate younger counterparts of all time.
God bless America…
It’s the resemblance between that pic of JDM and Jensen that always gets me…