ND – Grey, Foggy, Blue
I can wake up…
…on a sunny Saturday, go out on a whim, walk to the Custard Factory in 20 minutes and find another angle, in a certain light, of something man has built and rebuilt within the last century or so…
…and then there is NASA. NASA takes photographs on a completely different scale. Years of planning, followed by years of travel, cumulatively costing hundreds of millions, or even billions, of US dollars, and they come back with a picture like this:
Despite its great distance from the Sun, Io is far from a cold and dead world. That sulphurous surface masks a body that is stretched and squashed by the massive tidal forces from the huge planet it orbits, Jupiter.
These forces keep the core molten and quite clearly actively volcanic. If you look a little to the left of center you can see a round grey area with something that looks like smoke rising up to its right. It IS smoke. That round thing is huge volcano:
I couldn’t hope to top this sort of effort or result, but I enjoy my photography anyway.
I’ll continue to watch NASA’s photography in awe though.