As a rule, things get ugly when when drillers goof up. Fly Geyser in Nevada is the exception.
Extremophiles thrive in whatever hot, acidic, radioactive, nasty, high-pressure, or rocky environment they have adapted to.
Ludger Mintrop designed equipment to test geophysical theories of his teacher, the German geoscientists Emil Weichert, and incidentally founded the geophysical field of seismic reflection profiling.
Also he punched the Earth. Real hard.
The video on the Dolomite Mountains is wonder-filled, but he did miss one of the range’s most amazing features: coral reefs!
This image is related to Caledonian mountain building, which is only an effect of plate tectonics. I just like it for the scale. It’s a