My brother—who knows his geology—could probably tell you what printed this stony asterisk high in the Sandias. Although it looks to me like the splintering of rock caused by a micrometeorite impact, it was probably the result of some completely different physical process. Still, I’d never seen anything like it before (and there was a second exemplar that looked nearly identical a few feet away).
All I can say is, be careful looking for the footnote! It’s a long, steep slide to the bottom.
A Year Ago: The Thrill of the Chase
Remember fun? Remember laughing yourself silly?…