That's not a tiny man. That boulder—shot by Icelandic photographer, volcano adventurer and overall awesome guy Ragnar Sigurdsson—stands 50 feet high, weighs about 1,000 tons, and it wasn't there before. Who put it there?
The gigantic black hole at the center of the huge M87 galaxy is doing its best impression of an Icelandic volcano, ejecting waves of particles that are disrupting star-creating gas just like bursts of volcanic gas can affect atmospheric ash.
A little over a week ago, a videographer visited the site of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull to capture what the constant eruption looked like in early May. This gorgeous video is the result.
What a difference giant volcanic ash makes. Watch the skies change completely in this time-lapse video, showing air traffic returning to normal after being grounded due to the volcano. It gets pretty busy up there.
We're not quite back to the pre-plane era, but air travel over and around the north Atlantic might get a lot more disrupted in the coming years.
The ongoing eruption of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull has filled the atmosphere with so much dust that airplanes throughout the world are grounded. These incredible photographs show the lightning-laced wrath of the volcano that won't stop.
Mt. Eyjafjallajökull is wreaking havoc on European travel right now, but what about the continent's environment? That's a lot of CO2 in the air, after all, but you'd be surprised to learn the airplanes it's grounded are much, much worse.
It's scaremongering at best, but yesterday's volcanic ash story has turned into a right old mess for the aviation industry, with all planes grounded until at least Sunday in the UK. Even worse, a much larger volcano could erupt.
Chaos is reigning across Western Europe today, with hundreds of flights canceled due to volcanic ash sweeping across the continent. The pulverized rock and glass from the Icelandic Eyjafjallajokull glacier volcano is harmful to the engines of airplanes, apparently.