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Thanks to my friend and cantina regular RQ, Rosetta Stones finds itself highlighted on the NASA Earth Observatory website. Yowza! Note this tweet from EO’s Rob Simmon:

[Update to my recent Tolbachik Volcano caption http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=80861 … with info from @dhunterauthor]

 

I was a bit taken aback, to say the least. I mean, I write this blog, and I’m just… well, me. What is NASA Earth Observatory doing even noticing I exist, much less using info from me? No wai! But I followed the link, and there’s this spectacular satellite photo of Tolbachik:

Tolbachik from space! Detail of a much larger image - click through to see. NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using EO-1.

Tolbachik from space! Detail of a much larger image - click through to see. NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using EO-1.

And, below the caption, this:

Screenshot of Rosetta Stones link on NASA Earth Observatory site.

Screenshot of Rosetta Stones link on NASA Earth Observatory site.

Well, can’t deny that. Huzzah!

If you’d told me just over a year ago that not only would Scientific American honor me with a blog on their network, but that NASA itself would find a post upon it of some use, I would have asked you what you were smoking. It’s a long way to come, and completely unexpected. It never would have happened without you, either. All of you: the readers who read me and kept me writing, the geologists who trained me up and urged me on, Bora taking a chance, RQ asking about Tolbachik, and Rob Simmons liking the resulting post enough to link it. Thank you, all of you.

Who knows where we’re going next, eh? With you, my darlings, it seems anything is possible. Dream big and keep the topic requests coming!

Dana Hunter About the Author: Dana Hunter is a science blogger, SF writer, and geology addict whose home away from SciAm is En Tequila Es Verdad. Follow her on Twitter: @dhunterauthor. Follow on Twitter @dhunterauthor.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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