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Persistent Phytoplankton
NASA Earth Observatory

In the late summer of 2019, the waters off of Newfoundland teemed with phytoplankton for three weeks. It seemed extraordinary at the time. One year later, the Northwest Atlantic bloomed persistently for two months, and the reasons are not entirely clear.

Bobcat Fire Scorches Southern California
NASA Earth Observatory

After burning more than 180 square miles of the San Gabriel Mountains in September 2020, the Bobcat fire now ranks among the largest fires on record for Los Angeles County, California.

Diamonds Are Not Forever! Diamond Dissolution
Gemological Institute of America

The triangular features on the surface of this diamond crystal are known as *trigons*. Trigons are areas of negative relief on the surface of a rough diamond, produced by dissolution as the diamond was *etched* by oxidizing fluids.

Growth of Kilauea*s Growing Summit Lake
United States Geological Survey

On December 18th, the lake had a surface area of 2.7 acres. On September 23 the surface area was 8.2 acres and the water level had risen 82 feet.

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