Radium Girls & Radiation in the Home

Do You Have Radioactive Material in Your Home? The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Says you do. Come with us as I reminisce about when I was a geophysicist; while telling you the story of the Radium Girls. We will also look at some everyday household items that are radioactive. You won’t believe the radioactive dishware we found at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History on a visit to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Continue reading Radium Girls & Radiation in the Home

Valley of Fires Can Be Seen From Space | New Mexico Travel Guide

In south-central New Mexico, some 25 kilometers (15 miles) north of White Sands National Monument and just west of Carrizozo, you will find a very large lava flow across the New Mexico desert landscape and highway. The lava is the Carrizozo Malpais, a massive volcanic lava flow left over from volcanic activity that occurred several thousand years ago. The Valley of Fire is so large you can see it from space. The Valley of Fires recreation area is located immediately adjacent to the Malpais Lava Flow. Where you will find day use, along with tent and RV camping. Continue reading Valley of Fires Can Be Seen From Space | New Mexico Travel Guide