The latest eruption of Mount Etna spectacularly lit up the night sky in Sicily. While nearby communities were not threatened, a violent eruption of the volcano in 1669 killed 15,000 people. Photos and video at the Daily Mail.
In the first half of Friday's show, guest host Jimmy Church (email) welcomed theoretical archaeo-astronomer Walter Cruttenden, who discussed the recent scientific discoveries of a possible new planet as well as "gravity waves." In the second half, Jimmy welcomed Open Lines callers.