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The Big Picture stinks!

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitDec 11, 2010 6:24 PM


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The Big Picture is a fantastic site -- seriously, one of the web's best -- posting beautiful, high-res pictures. The latest is as bizarre as I've seen, though: images of burning sulfur tended by miners at the Kawah Ijen volcano in Indonesia:

These pictures are tremendous and stunning. The colors are saturated and gorgeous. Seriously, go look. But geez, burning sulfur? Can you imagine the smell? My nose is stinging just from the acrid thought of it. Yikes.

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