EarthMarks

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 I’ll tell you a little more about the “terraforming” image from last week: they are not on a planet in a galaxy far, far away. They are much closer than that.

This image is said to be the first, taken from a plane in 1933, that saw these rounded impressions on the ground and gave rise to speculation as to their cause.

I’ll post one more teaser this week before telling the whole story.


About fred

Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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