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  • Earth and Moon through Saturn's Rings (NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day)

    05/27/2020 5:28:59 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    APOD/NASA ^ | 27 May, 2020 | Cassini Imaging Team
    Explanation: What are those dots between Saturn's rings? Our Earth and Moon. Just over three years ago, because the Sun was temporarily blocked by the body of Saturn, the robotic Cassini spacecraft was able to look toward the inner Solar System. There, it spotted our Earth and Moon -- just pin-pricks of light lying about 1.4 billion kilometers distant. Toward the right of the featured image is Saturn's A ring, with the broad Encke Gap on the far right and the narrower Keeler Gap toward the center. On the far left is Saturn's continually changing F Ring. From this perspective,...
  • Liberals Turning Red as Moore Exposes Hypocrisy of the Greenies

    05/02/2020 8:58:33 AM PDT · by dubyagee · 25 replies
    Dry Morsels ^ | 5/2/20 | Wendy Gilliatt
    The only thing more certain than death is that if a liberal accuses a conservative of doing something, you can be sure the liberal is doing it. For decades, conservatives have been portrayed as anti-environment knuckle-draggers that want to poison the planet because they care more about green money than a green earth. The new documentary, Planet of the Humans, produced by flaming liberal Michael Moore, provides ample evidence it's the left that's been raping planet earth all along.
  • Remains of 90-million-year-old rainforest found near South Pole

    04/01/2020 9:48:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 233 replies
    UPI ^ | April 1, 2020 | By Brooks Hays
    Some 90 million years ago, a temperate rainforest grew near the South Pole. Scientists recovered fossil traces of the ancient rainforest from seafloor sediment cores collected near West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier. Seismic data suggested the sediment layer was unique, but researchers weren't expecting to find the remnants of a Cretaceous forest. "The finding of this well preserved 'forest soil' layer was actually a lucky dip," researcher Ulrich Salzmann, professor of palaeoecology at the University of Northumbria in Britain, told UPI. "We did not know of the existence of this layer before." Among the sediment layers, Salzmann and his research...
  • This asteroid has a 1 in 40 chance of hitting earth in 2029, it could also hit in 2036.

    03/14/2020 10:07:20 AM PDT · by WebHankerchief22 · 44 replies
    The Asteroid Collision Blog ^ | March 13th, 2020 | Paul McBurney Jr
    According to the provided article, asteroid 99942 Apophis has a 1 in 40 chance of hitting earth in 2029. If it misses in 2029, it would have an even higher chance of hitting in 2036. According to NASA and other reputable sources the asteroid is of 370 meters in diameter which is about the size of the Eiffel Tower. When you plug this into a simulation like the asteroid collision map, you can see that its large magnitude can cause some pretty serious damages depending on the location it impacts. According to the simulation, some of these effects are earthquakes,...
  • BILL NYE CONCERNED BY REPORTED NEW EPA CHIEF OF STAFF PICK, SAYS SHE HAS TWO YOUNG KIDS THAT WILL 'INHERIT THIS EARTH'

    02/19/2020 2:17:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 2/18/20 | ARISTOS GEORGIOU
    **SNIP** "Historic resistance from Democrats, the media and even some Republicans has made your accomplishments even more monumental," Gunasekara wrote. "I am increasingly concerned with the rhetoric from the far-left supportive of Venezuelan-style socialism, government take-overs and crony 'green new deals' that do little for the environment and threaten our economic success." **SNIP** Appearing on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, Nye said Gunasekara's environmental policies were "striking" given that she and her husband have two young kids who will "inherit the Earth." He noted that these children are going to have to interact with their mother, who has been a...
  • Weather warning: Earth could be hit by MINI ICE-AGE as Sun ‘hibernates’ (only 10.96 years left)

    02/03/2020 2:25:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 82 replies
    Express ^ | 2/03/20 | SEAN MARTIN
    Sunspot activity on the surface of the Sun follows a well-known but little understood 11 year cycle. Activity rises and falls creating the so-called solar maximum and then solar minimum. During a solar maximum, the Sun is more powerful and is littered with sunspots. Conversely when the Sun enters a solar minimum – which it did about two years ago - energy from our host star begins to lessen. However, one expert has warned that the Sun will enter a period of “hibernation” this year, in what as known as a Grand Solar Minimum (GSM). **SNIP** “The reduction in temperature...
  • WE'RE STRIKING FOR 72 HOURS THIS EARTH DAY — ARE YOU JOINING US?

    01/13/2020 4:46:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 69 replies
    MTV ^ | 1/13/20 | The 'news' staff
    In 100 days exactly, we will strike again. On April 22, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, young people and adults across the United States will once again take to the streets to demand climate action. Earth Day will launch three consecutive days of massive strikes, fulfilling our promise to take the climate strike movement beyond what we achieved on September 20. Inaction is not an option. This has been the hottest decade on record and last year was the second hottest ever. Since the bushfire season began in November, fires in Australia have killed 25 people, wiped out over...
  • NASA Intern Discovers New Type of Aurora Borealis

    12/30/2019 11:53:35 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 26, 2019 | Morgan McFall-Johnsen
    A NASA intern has discovered a new type of aurora in 3-year-old video footage of the Arctic sky. With the help of NASA scientists and a satellite, Jennifer Briggs, a physics student at Pepperdine University, connected the unusual aurora to a sudden retreat in Earth's magnetic field. It's the first time scientists have seen an aurora caused solely by a compression of Earth's magnetic field. Usually, auroras dance across the sky when a lot of high-energy particles from the sun, called solar wind, flood over Earth. But in this case, the sun didn't show any unusual or heightened activity.
  • Enigmatic Rupture in Earth’s Magnetic Field Caused New Type of Aurora, NASA Scientist Reveals

    12/29/2019 8:11:48 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 12/26/2019
    What prompted this “massive, but localised compression”, which looked like something punched the magnetic field, is unclear. The edge of the bubble rushed towards the Earth by about 25,000 kilometres, taking just 1 minute and 45 seconds. The researchers suggested that there might have been an unprecedented storm in the area where the solar particles sneak through our protective bubble, the magnetosphere. What caused the storm is not known. "This motion is something that we've never seen before. This eastward and then westward and then spiralling motion is not something that we've ever seen, not something we currently understand", Briggs...
  • Earth Enters Unknown as Magnetic North Pole Continues Push Toward Russia, Crosses Greenwich Meridian

    12/13/2019 2:22:18 PM PST · by Red Badger · 102 replies
    Sputniknews.com ^ | 15:08 13.12.2019 (updated 15:42 13.12.2019) | Staff
    Earlier this year, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the British Geological Survey (BGS) were forced to update the World Magnetic Model a year ahead of schedule due to the speed with which the magnetic north pole is shifting out of the Canadian Arctic and toward Russia’s Siberia. The BGS and the US National Centers for Environmental Information has released a new update to the World Magnetic Model this week, confirming that the magnetic north pole, whose coordinates are crucial for the navigation systems used by governments, militaries and a slew of civilian applications, is continuing its push toward...
  • Jeff Bezos: ‘Move All Heavy Industry into Space’ to Save Earth

    11/26/2019 5:30:50 AM PST · by karpov · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 25, 2019 | David Ng
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has once again sounded the alarm on the environment, reportedly telling an audience in San Diego that all heavy industrial activity must be moved to space to save Earth. Bezos appeared at the San Diego Air & Space Museum on Saturday to be inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame for his work on Blue Origin, the space flight company he founded in 2000. The Times of San Diego reported that Bezos addressed a crowd of about 600 invitees at the private event. “I believe that, one day, Earth will be zoned residential...
  • NIV Quest Study Bible: Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen?

    09/20/2019 12:22:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    Bible Gateway Blog ^ | September 16, 2019 | Jonathan Petersen
    No one knows the mind of God, except for God himself. He is infinite; we are finite. We are not entirely clueless about his character, however, because God speaks to us through his Word. According to the Bible, one reason bad things happen is because the whole world is under the control of the evil one (1 John 5:19). That’s why Jesus taught us to ask God to deliver us from the evil one when we pray (Matthew 6:13). Even in the Garden of Eden — in paradise, before Adam and Eve partook of the forbidden fruit — Satan was...
  • Rejoice, the Earth Is Becoming Greener

    07/25/2019 10:18:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Amid all the talk of an imminent planetary catastrophe caused by emissions of carbon dioxide, another fact is often ignored: global greening is happening faster than climate change. The amount of vegetation growing on the earth has been increasing every year for at least 30 years. The evidence comes from the growth rate of plants and from satellite data.CO2 Is Plant Food In 2016, a paper was published by 32 authors from 24 institutions in eight countries that analyzed satellite data and concluded that there had been a roughly 14 percent increase in green vegetation over 30 years. The...
  • Five Global Evidences for a Young Earth

    07/03/2019 11:09:14 AM PDT · by fishtank · 38 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 6-28-19 | Jake Hebert, PhD
    Five Global Evidences for a Young Earth BY JAKE HEBERT, PH.D. * | FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2019 The evolutionary story requires millions and billions of years, and most people assume that scientific dating has conclusively proved such ages. However, most dating methods yield age estimates that are much too young for the evolutionary story, even given uniformitarian assumptions.1 These include estimates that look at the earth as a whole. Such estimates should be more reliable because rates averaged over the entire earth should be less subject to local uncertainties. In this article, we examine five global processes that strongly indicate...
  • How Mercury and Venus can guide our hunt for alien life on exoplanets

    06/22/2019 9:29:56 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    New Scientist ^ | June 19, 2019 | Leah Crane
    Earth's nearest neighbours have turned into uninhabitable hellholes. Understanding their transformation will teach us which rocky exoplanets might be fit for life CLOSE to the sun lie a pair of sizzling coals. You could be forgiven for thinking these strange worlds were two circles of hell: Mercury, a black and blasted plain, and Venus, a sweltering world beset by rain of pure acid. But for all the terror of their outward appearance, their insides are remarkably familiar. Along with Earth and Mars, they form the solar system’s only rocky planets, a stark contrast to the bloated gas giants that make...
  • Two potentially life-friendly planets found orbiting a nearby star

    06/18/2019 3:30:41 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 88 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 18, 2019 | Nadia Drake
    A tiny, old star just 12 light-years away might host two temperate, rocky planets, astronomers announced today. If they’re confirmed, both of the newly spotted worlds are nearly identical to Earth in mass, and both planets are in orbits that could allow liquid water to trickle and puddle on their surfaces. Scientists estimate that the stellar host, known as Teegarden’s star, is at least eight billion years old, or nearly twice the sun’s age. That means any planets orbiting it are presumably as ancient, so life as we know it has had more than enough time to evolve. And for...
  • The sun follows the rhythm of the planets

    06/05/2019 4:54:27 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 95 replies
    SpaceDaily.com ^ | May 30, 2019 | "Staff writers"
    One of the big questions in solar physics is why the Sun's activity follows a regular cycle of 11 years. Researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), an independent German research institute, now present new findings, indicating that the tidal forces of Venus, Earth and Jupiter influence the solar magnetic field, thus governing the solar cycle.
  • NASA Declares Carbon Dioxide Is Greening The Earth

    05/02/2019 6:38:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 88 replies
    Infowars ^ | 04/26/19 | Mike Adams
    In direct contradiction to the scare stories about carbon dioxide being relentlessly pushed by the climate change alarmists, a scientific study published in Nature Climate Change and highlighted by NASA reveals that rising carbon dioxide levels are having a tremendously positive impact on the re-greening of planet Earth over the last three decades, with some regions experiencing over a 50% increase in plant life.The study, entitled, “Greening of the Earth and its drivers,” used satellite data to track and map the expansion of green plant growth across the globe from 1982 – 2015. Published in 2016, this study found that rising atmospheric carbon...
  • The moon may be made from a magma ocean that once covered Earth

    05/01/2019 11:20:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 4/30/19 | Erin Winick
    There are a number of theories about where the moon came from. Our best guess is that it was formed when the Earth was hit by a large object known as Theia. The impact threw up huge amounts of debris into orbit, which eventually coalesced to form the moon. There’s a problem with this theory. The mathematical models show that most of the material that makes up the moon should come from Theia. But samples from the Apollo missions show that most of the material on the moon came from Earth. A paper out earlier this week in Nature Geoscience...
  • Asteroids delivered half of Earth's water, new sample suggests

    05/01/2019 10:48:23 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    Astronomy ^ | 5/1/19 | Korey Haynes
    Asteroids delivered half of Earth's water, new sample suggests New analysis of grains from asteroid Itokawa, returned by Hayabusa in 2010, suggest our planet may have gotten a significant portion of its liquid from such bodies. By Korey Haynes  |  Published: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 RELATED TOPICS: ASTEORIDS | ROBOTIC MISSIONS The Japanese Space Agency, JAXA, reached asteroid Itokawa in 2005 and returned a sample to Earth in 2010. JAXA In 2010, a Japanese mission called Hayabusa returned to Earth from a seven-year space journey. It brought back not only images and data from its adventure, but also actual samples,...