Dawn over Ceres: the journey

There used to be a missing planet. It had long been realized that there was an empty gap in the Solar System, between Mars and Jupiter. The two were just too far apart. The distribution of the planets was described well by a relation proposed by Johann Titius and Johann Bode, and this relation predicted…

Volcano World Cup 2018: Semi Finals

So now we are in the semi finals stage and one step away from the final, when we have some serious volcano nations going up against each other. Who do you want to see in the final? Just cast your votes.   Peru vs Costa Rica PERU For Peru I will pick Sabancaya to represent…

Volcano World Cup 2018: Quarter Finals

So we’ve now reached the quarter final stage of the Volcano World Cup and this is where the competition starts to tighten up when serious volcanic nations come up against each other. Do the usual, vote for whoever you want to progress to the semi finals.   Russia vs Peru RUSSIA I thought I’d make…

Volcano World Cup 2018: Round of 16

Here we are at the knockout stage and where the competition starts to hot up. Vote for whichever country in each game you want to see progress to the quarter finals.   Russia vs Portugal RUSSIA For this match up I pick the Kamchatka volcano Gorely to represent Russia to go up against a Portuguese…

Kilauea eruptions

Two VC readers, mjf and Turtlebirdman, contributed lists of historical and slightly pre-historical eruptions of Kilauea. They are worth putting into a post and that is what we have done. We assumed that the second list made use of the first, and used that. It is worth pointing out that an eruption is a failed…

Volcano World Cup 2018: Groups G-H

Last 2 groups, just do like you did before read through the countries of each group then select 2 countries in the polls of each group who you want to advance to the knockout stage.   GROUP G Belgium Volcanism is so hard to find in Belgium, let alone not having any volcanoes, but the…

Volcano World Cup 2018: Groups D-F

Here’s the next 3 groups, just do like you did before read through the countries of each group then select 2 countries in the polls of each group who you want to advance to the knockout stage.   GROUP D Argentina The only historical eruptions in Argentina took place on the Tromen and Viedma volcanoes…

Pele’s gift

  A paradise waiting, the advert had said Tropical living, to buy or to let Secluded large houses with colour galore The gardens are landscaped; enjoy the outdoor Grand are the trees and fertile the soil Anything grows, no effort or toil Wake up in the morning; admire the view The living is perfect for…

Volcano World Cup 2018: Groups A-C

Here are the first 3 groups, all you have to do is read through the countries of each group then select 2 countries in the polls of each group who you want to advance to the knockout stage.   GROUP A Russia The host country and also a volcanic powerhouse with no shortage of active…

Volcano World Cup 2018: the Intro

For those of you who follow Football, as you are aware it’s that time again when the FIFA World Cup takes place every 4 years. This time the 2018 World Cup is being hosted in Russia and here are the following countries who are competing: Russia, Belgium, England, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, France, Serbia,…