Cal Thomas: 30 years of ‘global warming’ panic | Opinion

Cal Thomas: 30 years of ‘global warming’ panic | Opinion

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the “global warming” (now known as “climate change”) panic. As noted by the Wall Street Journal, it was on June 23, 1988, that NASA scientist James E. Hansen testified before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and asserted a “high degree of confidence” […]

NASA Delays Launch of James Webb Space Telescope to 2021

NASA Delays Launch of James Webb Space Telescope to 2021

Webb is optimized to view the heavens in infrared light, and its instruments must therefore be kept quite cool. So the telescope will sport a giant sunshield the size of a tennis court, which will unfold after Webb reaches its final destination, a gravitationally stable spot about 930,000 miles (1.5 million kilometers) from Earth. The […]

A Victory for Coral: Unesco Removes Belize Reef From Its Endangered List

A Victory for Coral: Unesco Removes Belize Reef From Its Endangered List

It was a drop of good news about the world’s oceans: The Belize Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef system in the Northern Hemisphere, has been removed from the United Nations list of endangered world heritage sites. Unesco, the world body’s educational, scientific and cultural agency, said its heritage committee voted Tuesday to remove the […]

The coldest place on Earth is even colder than we thought: Antarctic temps hit 144 degrees below zero

The coldest place on Earth is even colder than we thought: Antarctic temps hit 144 degrees below zero

Snow blows at a campsite near Vostok Station during the Antarctic summer. Ted Scambos, NSIDC/University of Colorado-Boulder. The world’s coldest place is even colder than previously thought, scientists reported this week in a new study.  Temperatures in one region in Antarctica can drop as low as 144 degrees below zero during the southern polar night, mostly during July […]

James Webb Space Telescope to study Jupiter’s Great Red Spot: NASA

James Webb Space Telescope to study Jupiter’s Great Red Spot: NASA

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope – the most ambitious and complex space observatory ever built – will be used to study Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, shedding new light on the enigmatic storm that has been raging on the planet for over 350 years. Jupiter’s iconic storm is on the Webb telescope’s list of targets chosen […]

See astronauts escape from Earth in thrilling launch video

See astronauts escape from Earth in thrilling launch video

Getting off the planet isn’t an easy, breezy ride. The European Space Agency released a full liftoff-to-orbit video giving a rare peek inside a Soyuz spacecraft as three astronauts made the journey toward the International Space Station.  The footage comes from the June 6 Soyuz MS-09 launch and includes NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, cosmonaut Sergei […]

NASA’s OMG Campaign Solves Greenland Side-By-Side Glacier Puzzle

NASA’s OMG Campaign Solves Greenland Side-By-Side Glacier Puzzle

The Tracy and Heilprin Glaciers have been watched and observed since they were discovered in 1892. Now, researchers have finally solved the puzzle of why the side-by-side glaciers melt at different rates.  ( NASA ) Why are two glaciers in Greenland that are sitting side by side melting at drastically different rates? Thanks to NASA’s […]

T. Rex Couldn’t Stick Out Its Tongue

T. Rex Couldn’t Stick Out Its Tongue

T. rex may have been a highly successful predator, but it would have been terrible at licking stamps, lollipops or popsicles, thanks to a tongue that was likely fixed to the bottom of its mouth. A new study calls into question artists’ renditions of T. rex and other dinosaurs that show them with their tongues protruding from gaping […]

Astronauts Test Out Sextants to See if the Seafaring Tool Can Be Useful in Space

Astronauts Test Out Sextants to See if the Seafaring Tool Can Be Useful in Space

There’s a lot of parallels between ocean voyages and space voyages, mostly revolving around their shared trait of “trained professionals cramped inside a mobile vessel in the middle of nowhere”.  So perhaps it’s no surprise that NASA has been interested in a classic ship navigational tool for some time, with astronauts bringing along sextants as far back as their […]

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