Just a quickie post to show a totally cool picture that warms my science-y heart. Here is a picture of the ash cloud from Mt. Redoubt taken from a geostationary satellite that is over Asia. That is freaking enormous!
Photo courtesy of the National Weather Service, processed by the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Picture Date: March 26, 2009 17:30:00 UTC. Downloaded from http://www.avo.alaska.edu/image.php?id=17104
Bite me, Bobby Jindal. (I know, I know, that's a gratuitous snark, but I couldn't help myself.)