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A walk through the white Odenwald

Despite multiple snowstorms being promised by weather prediction apps like wetter.com, it seemed only kachelmannwetter was right: No snow. Just a little bit. And so we went up in the Odenwald yesterday evening when it finally started to snow, only to see what was up there. And it looked prosperous. So today we went up […]

Sunset tour around snowy Burg Frankenstein

As we’re on the border of the Rheingraben here, we’ve got quite some high hill peeking out either over the fog in the winter, or catching the snow that doesn’t want to stay in lower regions. And there’s nothing better to end the week than driving uphill to enjoy the latest sunsets that we’ll be […]

A new earthquake swarm around Darmstadt, October 2016

So this is what Darmstadt woke up to on October 15th 2016. Not one, but 2 earthquakes. The one in the morning was registered at 5.37 AM as an M2.4, the one in the evening at 18:08 was even an M2.9 , earning a place as 3rd strongest earthquake in Germany of 2016. A German […]

ESA Rosetta cometlander Philae wakes up! Where did she hide on 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko?

On March 2nd, 2004, the ESA Satellite Rosetta was launched. On board, a little comet lander called Philae, from the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, meant to land on some comet and investigate it. http://www.solarsystemscope.com/rosetta/ After a long journey, passing by several planets, and on which both Rosetta and Philae were put in hybernation, […]

Earthquakes in the past week: #1: Europe!

Normally I don’t compare that much when it comes to ‘our’ local earthquakes compared to the “rest of the world”. However, after yesterday’s M6.1 near Crete, Greece, I could not resist to quickly check. Maybe it’s because of the enormous numbers of aftershocks around Crete, but well, Europe is the absolute #1 today – even […]