10.23.2008

the earth

just wanted to remind everyone how awesome the earth is.


this is a picture from national geographic from a while ago but its still cool. these 600,000 year old 100,000 lbs selenite crystals are from a sort of extreme cave found in mexico. the suits these guys are using are not because its cold in there. 112 degrees F and about 100% humidity due to a magma intrusion only a mile beneath the cave. the crystals were formed due to cooling groundwater that used to fill the cave, unfortunately miners unknowingly drained the water from the cave a few years before they found the cave which means the crystals that took more than half a million years to form will now stop growing and will probably soon weaken and collapse from their own weight and from new gasses introduced into the cave.



anyway.. the earth is cool.

3 comments:

  1. We posted th3 same blog!

    Nooooooo! I put mine up around 11pm last night.

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  2. mine was around lunch time. you lose. lol

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  3. crap. I lose. Well I fixed my comments.

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