Contributed by Jonathan Frishtick
Beautiful Destruction: 11 Gorgeous Geological Maps of Volcanoes from Wired Science
“It’s not always obvious what it is that scientists find beautiful about a graph, microscope slide, soil sample or some other aspect of their work. It just looks like numbers, blobs or dirt to the rest of us. But sometimes a scientific result or product is so visually appealing, anyone would want to hang it on their wall as art.
Geological maps are often in this category. And some of the most beautiful geological maps are of volcanoes.”