More to see than corn and pigs in Iowa

Via Stranger Fruit comes this gorgeous shot of an aurora over Des Moines, Iowa.

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More to see than corn and pigs in Iowa

Well of course there is. There's also cattle and soybeans.

By Mustafa Mond, FCD (not verified) on 18 Dec 2006 #permalink

So beautiful it looks unEarthly, in the sense of being a scene one might expect to see in the upper atmosphere of Saturn or Jupiter.

So beautiful it looks unEarthly, in the sense of being a scene one might expect to see in the upper atmosphere of Saturn or Jupiter.

Except for the trees and the car.

By Mustafa Mond, FCD (not verified) on 19 Dec 2006 #permalink

This pic might settle it for me. I have been including Iowa on the "To-Do-Ph.D-At" list because of the quality entomology program--but views like this don't hurt either.

I know a few people in the entomology dept. at ISU--they occasionally collaborate and have helped us with our zoonotic disease course here. Good group.