Picture of the Day: Golf Course vs. Pyroclastic Flow

By Alexis C. Madrigal

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Indonesia's Mount Merapi has been erupting since late October, and as this Digital Globe satellite image shows, the area surrounding the volcano is suffering the consequences. As you can see above, a hot, speedy mix of gas and rock known as a pyroclastic flow obliterated a big chunk of a local golf course.

Via Oliver Morton.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2010/11/picture-of-the-day-golf-course-vs-pyroclastic-flow/66629/