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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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Can You See Holiday Lights From Space? Yes! 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2014-12-17 00:29:39]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
NASA’s Suomi Satellite has an amazing sensor that can see the Earth at night very well. The pics below are a comparison of normal city lights from space, and the green shows the added lights from all the holiday decorations! Pretty cool ay! NASA has a video here and the pics of our region are below. Here are further details from NASA: With a new look at daily data from

Geminid Meteors This Weekend 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2014-12-12 22:51:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
Skies should be clear over some parts of the country to get a view of up to 120 meteors per hour Saturday night. If you are in the clear, then find a dark spot and bundle up! The best time to see them will be before midnight because the Moon will rise around Midnight and will wash the sky out with its light. More from NASA here! : It’s the

Exposed Salts Spell High Albedo For Russia’s Lake Elton 

Lake Scientist [2014-12-09 15:53:38]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
Russia’s Lake Elton is one of the largest and saltiest inland lakes in Europe. But it is probably better known for its reflective properties, according to a release from NASA’s[...] The post Exposed Salts Spell High Albedo For Russia’s Lake Elton appeared first on Lake

2014 Poised To Take Title as Hottest Year On Record 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2014-12-03 22:52:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
It is almost certain now that 2014 will be among the hottest years on record globally. The NASA (and NOAA), numbers are showing that it will likely be the absolute hottest, but it does depend on December temperatures. It would have to be an unusually cool December globally for a record to not be reached, and that is very unlikely based on how how warm the oceans are right now.

Bolide Events Map 

Geology.com News [2014-11-18 13:18:23]  recommend  recommend this post  (47 visits) info
A map released by NASA’s Near Earth Object Program reveals that small asteroids frequently enter and disintegrate in the Earth’s atmosphere with random distribution around the

Is There Organic Matter on Mars? 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [2014-11-13 22:04:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

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     Organic matter recently detected by NASA’s robotic rover “Curiosity” is probably not due to contamination brought from Earth as researchers originally thought. A team of German and British scientists led by geoscientist Prof. Dr. Frank Keppler from Heidelberg University now suggests that the gaseous chlorinated organic compound – chloromethane – recently found on the “Red Planet”

November 3, 2014 

Geology.com News [2014-11-03 07:10:48]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

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Kilauea Volcano Lava Stalls, But Residents Ready to EvacuateCBCNews Diverting Lava Flow May Be Possible, But Some Hawaiians ObjectNational Public Radio Ash Eruption at Turrilba Volcano (Costa Rica)BBC Activity at Sakura-jima Volcano (Japan)NASA Earth Observatory Injectite Sandstone in Colorado ?Colorado Springs Gazette Natural Gas Exports Would Boost Economy and Raise PricesThe Hill Drillers at NYC

October 15, 2014 

Geology.com News [2014-10-15 08:10:48]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

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The Mars Comet Encounter (October 19th)NASA Iowa: Geothermal District HeatingMidWestEnergyNews.com The Vote on Mining Taxes in NevadaMining.com Shell: Production from a Deepwater Project in MalaysiaFuelFix Landfill Disposal of Radioactive Marcellus WastePittsburgh Post-Gazette Argentina Needs Shale

Two in Row- September Follows August as Hottest on Record. 2014 May Be Hottest Ever. 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2014-10-14 23:38:17]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info
Just like August, September was the hottest on record globally (according to NASA). NOAA maintains a different record, and will report their number any day now. The data sets use slightly different methods, but it’s a good bet that they will show a new record as well. NASA also has a graph showing the heat anomalies by latitude: NOAA’s National Climate Data Center created a very good info graphic that

Extensive Rift System on the Moon ? 

Geology.com News [2014-10-03 21:48:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info
New gravity maps prepared using data from NASA’s GRAIL spacecraft reveal that Oceanus Procellarum, the largest lunar maria, was not formed by a massive asteroid impact. Instead, it was originally a low area flooded by lavas from an extensive rift system. This discovery appears to rewrite the geologic history for the near side of the

Carbon Emissions from Megacities 

Geology.com News [2014-10-01 09:06:50]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
“NASA’s recently launched Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite is capable of detecting the enhanced levels of carbon dioxide over the world’s largest cities and is beginning to study LA in coordination with the Megacities

Disappearing Lakes: Aral Sea’s Eastern Half Is Gone 

Lake Scientist [2014-09-30 17:01:39]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
Once the world’s fourth largest lake, the Aral Sea has shrunk considerably in the last 50 years. Summer 2014 marked further decline, according to a release from NASA, as the[...] The post Disappearing Lakes: Aral Sea’s Eastern Half Is Gone appeared first on Lake

September 24, 2014 

Geology.com News [2014-09-24 08:10:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info

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The Fickle El Niño of 2014 NASA Six Degrees of Warming UpWorthy Wyoming: No Correlation Between Quakes and Drilling Casper Star Tribune Chevron Selling Their Refinery in Hawaii FuelFix Coal-Fired Power in New Mexico Lite Geology Massive Volcanic Eruption Is Making Iceland Grow National Public Radio 2700+ Workers Strike at World’s Biggest Copper Mine

volcanoes and space photos 

Accidental Remediation [2014-09-23 01:07:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info

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The Big Picture has two recent sets of photos of geological interest: volcanic activity and images of the earth and space from NASA. You should check out both sets - the volcano pictures, especially, are terrific. Here's a sampling: A June 27 lava flow from Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii (provided by USGS): A September 10 solar flare captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics

NOAA: Hottest August On Record. Ocean Temperatures Smash Old Record 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2014-09-20 00:09:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (48 visits) info

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The NOAA, National Climate Data Center has released the global summary of temperatures this summer. It was the hottest June-August period on record, and August was also the hottest on record globally. Ocean temperatures were also hottest on record. NASA, and the Japanese Metr. Agency also compile the data (using a slightly different method ), and they also showed record temps. Here is the data from NCDC: Global Highlights The

The Holuhraun Lava Field (Iceland) 

Geology.com News [2014-09-14 16:05:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (53 visits) info

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NASA’s Earth Observatory has an interesting satellite image of a lava flow in the Holuhraun Lava Field, located between Bardarbunga and Askja volcanoes. The image also shows impressive features in the surrounding bedrock and adjacent Vatnajokull ice

September 8, 2014 

Geology.com News [2014-09-07 18:10:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info

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Fracking with Liquid Nitrogen ? Houston Chronicle Shale Basins Where Water is Scarce Los Angeles Times Icy Aquifers on Titan Transform Methane Rainfall NASA News Lava Flow Approaches Community in Hawaii KHON.com Diverting a Lava Flow in Hawaii ? Hawaii News Now Continuing Hazards at the Mesa County Mudslide ? Denver Post Explosion Traps Miners

This Is Why Canada and The West Are Burning 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2014-08-08 23:45:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (66 visits) info

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NASA posted this map of the temperature anomalies over North America for July, and you can easily see why we there is so much wildfire activity in the U.S. West and Canada North. This is why dense smoke is travelling thousands of miles to the Eastern Seaboard. The heat out west has now pushed much of California into Exceptional Drought”

Solving the Mysteries of Carbon Dioxide 

State of the Planet [2014-07-31 02:38:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (65 visits) info
About 50 percent of the CO2 produced by human activity remains in the atmosphere, warming the planet. But scientists don’t know where and how oceans and plants have absorbed the rest of the manmade CO2. To try to answer these questions, on July 2, 2014, NASA launched the $468 million Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), its first Earth remote sensing satellite dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide from

101 Geysers and More on Icy Saturn Moon 

Geology.com News [2014-07-30 08:01:28]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

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“Scientists using mission data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus. Their analysis suggests it is possible for liquid water to reach from the moon’s underground sea all the way to its surface.” Quote and Image from NASA. Related: What is a
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