Day 29 | Craters of the Moon

Today was an interesting day. We started the day with Craters of the Moon! Super awesome. Measured 5% methane concentration in the air, so our alarm kept going off. “As a gas it is flammable over a range of concentrations (4.4–17%) in air at standard pressure.”, so no smoking! People passing by were very interested in what we were doing and why we were off path. Karen took a sample of soil at a temperature of 80 C! It’s crazy that the soil is so hot. Here are the pictures of Craters of the Moon and the sampling involved!

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First views!
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One of the big craters
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The team with our beautiful orange vests
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More steam
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Panorama view of Craters of the Moon area
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Measuring temperatures of >80 C
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White, red and brown soil

 

After that we went back to the lab and I spent the second half of the day with filling tubes with different stuff. 49 tubes! Tuesday I am going to measure them every 45 minutes. That will be a big challenge!

When I got home I took some pictures of bugs here, because I found this rhino-like-moth.

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This moth looks like a tiny rhino to me. It would make for an interesting phylogenetic tree.
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I then played around with my macro lens, which I absolutely love.
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Close-up of another moth.

Also, I’ve been trying to avoid this hype called ‘Mindful Colouring’. But I caved.

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So I found this book ‘Fractals’. I absolutely love it. More to come!

Now it’s time for bed because I’m going to get up at 5.30!!!! To watch the start of Ironman Triatlon at 6.45! Excitingggg!

 

 

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