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The scientific tourist #350 — bog iron, and the tools to produce it

On display at the National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik — it’s bog iron, and some of the tools needed to produce it… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #348 — Islendingur

On display at the Viking World museum near Iceland’s Keflavik Airport, it’s the Islendingur (“Icelander”) — a modern-day recreation of a Viking longship… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #91 — the Viking lander

This week’s image is a scan of an old photograph I took at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (i.e., JPL) in Pasadena, California back in the late 1980’s — its an image of an engineering model of the Viking landers…

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