Volcano + Lightning = Awesome Desktop

May 8, 2008 at 10:30 pm | Posted in World News | 10 Comments

A few days ago, a previously dormant volcano in southern Chile for 9,000 years erupted. The eruption blasted liquified metal and lightning miles into the sky. The rare result, as pictured above, is referred to as a “dirty thunderstorm”. According to National Geographic, it’s “the result of rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in the plume colliding to produce static charges—just as ice particles collide to create charge in regular thunderstorms.”

Other theories lay the blame on a pissed off Zeus, Sauron or the X-Men’s Storm. More pictures can be found at National Geographic News and Universe Today.

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  1. Had this on Nerdrock too. This is what I imagine a biblical apocalypse would look like.

  2. awesome pic love the computer drawings!!

  3. i met the guy who took the first picture, he won the world press photo award with that one. Never did much with his life before then, just was in the right place at the right time🙂

    • what ever you do in life, it i’ll amount to something eventually and might end up meaning allot

  4. Just found your work via the Bing search engin.
    just have to say the man who took this shot. WAS in the right place at the right time. I would love to swap place with to be able to see this with my eyes. You are so luck!!

    • gay little cunt i’ll snap your jaw thne stab your mum:)

  5. aweeeeesome hottttttt!!!!!!!!!!

  6. […] Em 2008, o vulcão chileno Chaitén, de 1.122 metros de altura, entrou em erupção depois de um período de 9.000 anos adormecido, explodindo metal liquefeito e relâmpagos para o céu. Ele fica localizado na região dos Lagos, no sul do país, a 10 km da cidade de Chaitén.[EventosFinais, MOONSCOOCH] […]

  7. […] Em 2008, o vulcão chileno Chaitén, de 1.122 metros de altura, entrou em erupção depois de um período de 9.000 anos adormecido, explodindo metal liquefeito e relâmpagos para o céu. Ele fica localizado na região dos Lagos, no sul do país, a 10 km da cidade de Chaitén.[EventosFinais, MOONSCOOCH] […]

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