For the sheer beauty of it: Java from space

Let’s for once leave politics and the perfidy of men behind, and revel in the beauty of the earth and the ingenuity of mankind. The photo of the volcanoes of East Java and beyond comes from the International Space Station, courtesy of NASA (and the US taxpayer). You can download a bigger version without the text labels here (jpg, 6kb) and find the source here. But I’m copying the text in full, because, well, because I find it fascinating. Thanks…