The day the SORCE solar satellite was almost lost

This is the little known story of what recently happened to the SORCE spacecraft and how it was nursed back to a mostly operational status over a period of weeks, after nearly dying in the cold of space due to what appears to be a software glitch. First, some background. The Solar Radiation and Climate…

Profiling the Largest Solar Explosions

From NASA JPL:  Solar flares – they’re big and they’re fast. They can knock out a satellite or create a beautiful aurora. And the jury is still out on what causes these explosions. Flares, and the related coronal mass ejection, shoot energy, radiation, and magnetic fields out into space that can harm satellites or humans…

Wegman whiners: this post’s for you

Gotta love what’s in the yellow highlight. Since that story was printed in USA Today about the Wegman issues, I’ve been getting an influx of anonymous whiner trolls that are saying things like this: Tamsie Submitted on 2010/11/22 at 11:29 am speaking of obvious, it’s becoming glaringly obvious that WUWT (and most other contrarian sites)…

Climate change no longer scary in Europe

It’s not the climate, but the tide of opinion that’s changing in Europe and around the globe Guest post by Dr. Hans Labohm The upcoming climate change (and wealth redistribution) summit in Cancun – coupled with Bjorn Lomborg’s ongoing publicity campaign for his new film – makes one thing painfully obvious. The fight against the…