Science can just knock me to the floor.
Sometimes it's the revelation of some previously unseen phenomena. Other times, it's a new way to see something you thought you already understood. Then there are the times when connections pop up between things you never imagined to be connected.
And sometimes, it's all of them at once.
As a case in point, I give you this five-minute video explaining how the birth of a new island in the Pacific provides new insights into the geography of Mars (the video was found on my ever-favorite The Kid Should See This). The new island is called Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai, and it's in the Kingdom of Tonga.