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  • Earth is at perihelion — closer to the sun than on any other day of the year

    01/02/2021 11:19:32 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 2, 2021 / 10:44 AM/ | By Sophie Lewis
    Although sunlight is more intense on Saturday, winter in the Northern Hemisphere is unaffected, due to the 23.5-degree tilt of Earth's axis. Being closer to the sun does not change the Earth's tilt, so the North Pole is still tilted away from the sun. Six months from now, on July 5, Earth will be at its farthest from the sun, known as its aphelion, meaning "far from the sun." At perihelion, Earth is about 91.5 million miles from the sun, and at aphelion, it is around 94.5 million miles away. Between perihelion and aphelion, there is about a 6.7% difference...
  • ‘The planet is broken,’ UN chief says

    12/12/2020 8:04:07 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 33 replies ^ | Dec 3, 2020 | Shannon Osaka
    As if we didn’t have enough reasons to hate 2020, the United Nations just offered one more. On Wednesday, the U.N. and the World Meteorological organization released a report on the “state of the climate” and – surprise, surprise – it looks bleak. The year from hell is on course to be the third warmest on record, viruses are jumping out of nature to attack us, and the world has already warmed 1.2 degrees Celsius since pre-industrial times. “To put it simply, the state of the planet is broken,” said U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, in a speech at Columbia University....
  • Earth Is a Whole Lot Closer to Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole Than We Thought

    11/27/2020 10:36:44 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 43 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 11/27/2020 | Michelle Starr
    Earth Is a Whole Lot Closer to Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole Than We Thought MICHELLE STARR 27 NOVEMBER 2020 It seems that Earth has been misplaced. According to a new map of the Milky Way galaxy, the Solar System's position isn't where we thought it was. Not only is it closer to the galactic centre - and the supermassive hole therein, Sagittarius A* - it's orbiting at a faster clip. It's nothing to be concerned about; we're not actually moving closer to Sgr A*, and we're in no danger of being slurped up. Rather, our map of the Milky...
  • Everyone Knows Obama Didn’t Put Together His Obviously Focus-Grouped And Completely Lame Playlist

    11/18/2020 12:29:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 18, 2020 | Evita Duffy
    Obama's 'memorable songs' seem more like a list work-shopped by his publicity team, curated to fit the former president's 'I’m whatever you want me to be' image.Former President Barack Obama shared a playlist on Twitter Monday “featuring some memorable songs from my administration.” At the request of my boss, I listened to all of them.Music has always played an important role in my life—and that was especially true during my presidency. In honor of my book hitting shelves tomorrow, I put together this playlist featuring some memorable songs from my administration. Hope you enjoy it.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November...
  • Earth Keeps Pulsating Every 26 Seconds. No One Knows Why.

    11/04/2020 10:57:01 PM PST · by Viking2002 · 88 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 10/30/2020 | CAROLINE DELBERT
    Why is Earth pulsating every 26 seconds, and why canÂ’t scientists explain it after 60 years? This is an enigma wrapped in a periodically predictable mystery motion. It could be a harmonic phenomenon, a regular seismic chirp caused by the sunÂ’s energy, or a beacon drawing scientists to its source to begin a treasure hunt. âž¡ The world is weird. We'll show you how it works. In the early 1960s, a geologist named Jack Oliver first documented the pulse, also known as a "microseism," according to Discover. Oliver, who worked at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory at the time, heard...
  • Why Earth, Wind and Fire Chose ‘The 21st Night of September’ |

    09/22/2020 3:05:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    <p>The ear-catching opening line of Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” poses a simple question: “Do you remember the 21st night of September?” Though many have analyzed the meaning of the date, its origin is quite innocuous.</p> <p>Allee Willis was a struggling songwriter in 1978, but she’d managed to forge friendships with remarkable talents. Through Patti Labelle and Herbie Hancock, Willis was introduced to Verdine White, bassist of Earth, Wind & Fire. As the legendary funk band was prepping a greatest-hits compilation later that year, Willis got a call.</p>
  • NASA Is Tracking a Vast, Growing Anomaly in Earth's Magnetic Field

    08/18/2020 11:08:14 AM PDT · by amorphous · 77 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 18 August 2020 | PETER DOCKRILL
    NASA is actively monitoring a strange anomaly in Earth's magnetic field: a giant region of lower magnetic intensity in the skies above the planet, stretching out between South America and southwest Africa.
  • How To See 5 Planets In California Sky This Weekend

    07/17/2020 8:01:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies ^ | 07/17/2020 | Ashley Ludwig
    Set your alarm for two hours before sunrise to catch the best view of Jupiter sinking in the southwestern sky with Saturn just above and to the right, according to Travel and Leisure magazine. Trace a curved line through both planets into the southern sky and you'll hit Mars high above the southeastern horizon. To see Venus and Mercury, trace Mars' curve down to the horizon in the northeast. Before you get there, you'll easily spot Venus, one of the brightest objects in the night sky. Also, be sure to pencil in a special date between these five planets. Just...
  • 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,...

    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...

    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 ^ | 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...