Category: geology

Neil Armstrong describes the lunar sample containers in the Apollo 11 Command Module.

Neil Armstrong describes the lunar sample containers in the Apollo 11 Command Module.

A lava flow on Mars, painted by planetary scientist William K. Hartmann, 1982.

Volcanoes on Mars, including Ceraunius Tholus and Uranius Tholus. Synthetic color picture recorded in March 2002 by the Mars Global Surveyor space probe. 

(NASA)

Neil Armstrong talks cargo: moon rocks.

May 18, 1980 – The Mount St. Helens volcano erupted in Washington State, creating an explosive column that rose 80,000 feet into the atmosphere and deposited ash in 11 U.S. states. The eruption melted mountain ice and a few whole glaciers, forming a series of massive volcanic mudslides that reached as far as the Columbia River, almost 50 miles away.

(USGS)

A plume of steam marks the spot where tube-fed lava from Kupaianaha enters the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, May 16, 1988, photo by J.D. Griggs. (USGS)

A photographer, wearing gas mask and flame-retardant clothes, is suspended over the volcanic crater of Mount Vesuvius in Sicily, 1934. 

(Geheugen van Nederland)

Prospecting on an asteroid, illustrated by Pamela Lee.

Alaska’s Mt. Augustine erupting at first light on March 26, 2006. (Boston Globe)