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Yellowstone Park [Sky Watch Friday]

By Shattman

This image was generated in the summer of 1979, when the Hattman family was driving cross-country. Yellowstone Park, which is a truly wondrous place -- it has something worth photographing in every direction. The original image was on a 2x2 slide, which I scanned, and the digital version is what you see. To be honest, it needs some editing [to remove some of the Schmutz in the sky, and to reduce the slight blue caste], but I thought I’d post it anyway. The colors in the pool are are due to algal or bacterial [or both] growth. These organisms are thermophiles and acidophiles; i.e. they can grow at very high temperatures and high acidity [probably relatives of the earliest living critters on earth]. Sorry to be so pedantic ----
Yellowstone Park  [Sky Watch Friday]

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