“Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence“ and this is about as extraordinary as one can get. Hyped up stories about an advanced alien civilization in orbit around sun-like star HD-164595 94 light years from the Earth beaming their presence across the galaxy, not surprisingly, turned out to be a false alarm. Observed only once by Russia’s … More “Alien Signal” from HD-164595 is False Alarm
The brilliantly successful New Horizons that flew by Pluto in a spectacular reconnaissance mission on 14 July last year closes out this month with two great stories. New Horizons Spies a Kuiper Belt Companion On its way to a New Years Day 2019 rendezvous with its next port of call, 2014 MU69, New Horizons is … More New Horizons Closes Out August With Two Great Stories
As of 8:34 AM, Hawaiian Standard Time (HST), yesterday, August 29th, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is actively erupting! More than 450 Volcanoes today form the Pacific Ring of Fire, a sub-oceanic expanse that is host to 75% of the world’s active and dormant volcanoes and an area prone to powerful earthquakes. The active volcanism along … More Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Continues to Erupt!
Fifty years ago today, NASA published the first-ever image of the Earth from the moon. Imaged by the intrepid Lunar Orbiter 1, the black and white image above was beamed back from a distance of 380,000 Km (236,000 mi). Lunar Orbiter 1 was the first of five Lunar Orbiters sent to the moon in preparation … More Golden Anniversary of First Image of Earth from the Moon
KIC-8462852, otherwise known as “Tabby’s Star”, in recognition of Dr. Tabetha Boyajian, the lead author of the September 2015 study Where’s the Flux?, the first such paper publicizing the star and investigating its highly unusual light curve, has come under new study. Not only has a consensus on what’s causing the star’s peculiar light curve … More Solved (Probably): The Peculiar Case Of Star KIC-8462852
Full resolution image (2624 x 2250) is available for download here In its support and commitment to STEM and STEM-related fields, Suffolk County Community College consistently hosts NSF-Sponsored STEM events. For two days during the Spring 2015 semester, the college hosted one such event on Wednesday and Thursday, 18 and 19 March during which students … More STEM Event At NY Regional Community College Highlights Need For Solar Flare and Space Weather Research
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
1967 solar storm nearly took US to brink of war A view of the sun on May 23, 1967, in a narrow visible wavelength of light called Hydrogen-alpha. The bright region in the top center region of brightness shows the area where the large flare occurred. CREDIT National Solar observatory…
Reblogged from: Pluto New Horizons Posted on August 4, 2016 at 1:05 pm by ptalbert. This blog is from Hal Weaver, who joined the New Horizons team in May 2002, his first assignment after taking a job at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He started out as the principal investigator for the LOng … More Pluto, What a Journey!
Starting today, 8th August, this coming week will see a beautiful western sky at twilight. With the waxing crescent moon prominently placed just to the north and east of blue-white Spica and with four of the nine planets visible following sunset, the view promises to be quite spectacular. The view this past evening was a … More Beautiful Early August Western Sky
In discussing the overarching theme with Flat Earth adherents, they claim that there exists no empirical evidence for the Earth’s curve or rotation. Aside from the standard, obvious proofs presented in my series of articles published thus far on this topic that include Star Trails for both hemispheres, diurnal motion, changing elevation for Polaris based … More Update: Real Science Answers to Flat Earth Claims