Showing posts with label Geology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Geology. Show all posts
Thursday, January 21, 2010

Naica mine Chihuahua, Mexico

"Cueva de los Cristales (Cave of the Crystals) is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 metres (980 ft) deep in Chihuahua, Mexico. The main chamber contains giant selenite crystals, some of the largest natural crystals ever found.[1] The cave's largest crystal found to date is 11 m (36 ft) in length, 4 m (13 ft) in diameter and 55 tons in weight. The cave is about 27 m (89 ft) in length and 9 m (30 ft) in width. The cave is extremely hot with air temperatures reaching up to 44 °C (111 °F) with 90 to 100 percent humidity. The cave is relatively unexplored due to the extreme temperatures and high humidity.[2] Without proper protection people can only endure approximately ten minutes of exposure at a time.[3]" From wikipédia:
Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Real scale universe animation

"Explanation: What would it look like to travel across the known universe? To help humanity visualize this, the American Museum of Natural History has produced a modern movie featuring many visual highlights of such a trip. The video starts in Earth's Himalayan Mountains and then dramatically zooms out, showing the orbits of Earth's satellites, the Sun, the Solar System, the extent of humanities first radio signals, the Milky Way Galaxy, galaxies nearby, distant galaxies, and quasars. As the distant surface of the microwave background is finally reached, radiation is depicted that was emitted billions of light years away and less than one million years after the Big Bang. Frequently using the Digital Universe Atlas, every object in the video has been rendered to scale given the best scientific research in 2009, when the video was produced. The film has similarities to the famous Powers of Ten video that has been a favorite of many space enthusiasts for a generation." From:
Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A valley in thirty seconds

"This activity models how tensional forces can cause fractures in rocks, sometimes creating rift valleys" From description of youtube

The earth is a dynamic planet, in ours human life time we barely note that, perhaps just when a volcano erupt or a earthquake destroys a city. Analyzing geological features in rocks we found out pieces of a huge puzzle and then theories are created. To confirm those theories some lab experiments were made. This video shows a qualitative experiment that demonstrates how normal faults are formed in a rifting process.
Thursday, July 23, 2009

Geology formation of a basin trap oil

Oil is a very precious natural resource; this video shows how oil is stored in a trap formed by tectonics forces.

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