Marble benchmark used for one of the early measurements of the shape of the Earth has been rediscovered on the Appian Way. Excellent to find these heritage science locations. (via Roman Marker Used to Measure Earth Found : Discovery News)
Ancient sulfide ore from Timmins, Ontario reveals microbes were busy eating sulfate in the ocean 2.7 billion years ago. (via Mining ancient ores for clues to early life | Newsroom - McGill University)
Glacial-like flow features on Mars - intricate, textured surfaces. (via HiRISE | Stunning Landscape Near Mamers Valles (ESP_028313_2220))
Real-world geologic faults and folds - bigger and more interesting than textbook outlines. (via Thrust Faulting and Folding in the Chitano River Valley of Columbia - Earth Science Picture of the Day)
Giant flying dinosaur needed a good cliff to jump off or steep slope to get up enough speed to fly. (via Giant pterosaur needed cliffs, downward-sloping runways to taxi, awkwardly take off into air)
When we hear the word landslide, we’re used to thinking of massive, destructive events - but these debris flows happen on small scales too. You just need to look at the little things sometimes.
(via Small Debris Flow Event off the Gower Peninsula, Wales - Earth Science Picture of the Day)