Image credit: Ximonic (Simo Räsänen) (Own work) [ CC BY-SA 3.0 ]

Image credit: Ximonic (Simo Räsänen) (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0]

What makes Iceland so warm despite its high latitude? What powers everything from glaciers to geysers? How are the aurora connected to volcanoes? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! A very special edition recorded in Vik, Iceland, where I gave a special talk on the forces fighting for balance underneath and above the island.

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