OCO-2 is only a little thing, about 6 ft long, 3 ft in diameter, and less than half a ton in weight (NASA/JPL-Caltech, artist’s conception). It will be harder to … [Read full article]
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Best View Of Planet Mercury This Year On Sunday
Mercury, innermost planet of our Solar system (zodiac-astrology-horoscopes.com) Sunday night, May 25, you may want to take a look at the planet Mercury. It’s the best night all year for … [Read full article]
Mars Rover Curiosity — NASA's Rover Gearing Up For Second Ever Rock Drilling And Sampling On Mars
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is now gearing up to do its second-ever rock drilling and sampling. Curiosity is scheduled to begin the move to the “Cumberland” rock within the next … [Read full article]
Asteroid 2012 DA14 Will Just Barely Miss The Earth On February 15th, Destructive Potential Of An H-Bomb
Asteroid 2012 DA14 is going to just miss the Earth on February 15th. It will pass by at a distance of just 14,913 miles, which is closer than many satellites … [Read full article]
Massive Ozone Loss Over Arctic
Akin to the ozone loss which has been much publicized over Antarctica, the Arctic saw massive ozone losses in 2011 thanks to unusually low temperatures which lingered for a longer than normal time in the stratosphere.
Could the Japanese Earthquake Affect World Weather?
Much has been made in the news of the shift in the Earth’s axis by half a foot as a result of the Japanese earthquake. The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University’s Earth Institute has answered that question in a press release. The simply answer, is no.
Planetary Core Does Affect Climate, Just Not Much
The changing face of Earth’s climate is more and more being attributed to humans and our effect on the planet and its atmosphere. The latest set of observations which back … [Read full article]
Polar Ice Sheets Adding Much More to Rising Seas than Previously Expected
In the longest study to date of changes in polar ice sheet mass, researchers funded by NASA have found that the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are losing mass at … [Read full article]