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NASA wants to lasso an asteroid

PASADENA (JPL) – NASA is on the hunt for an asteroid to capture with a robotic spacecraft, redirect to a stable orbit around the moon, and send astronauts to study in the 2020s — all on the agency’s human Path … Continue reading

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Small asteroid slams into Mars, impact captured by orbiter

A reminder that the universe isn’t always friendly. A spectacular image of impact crater follows. From NASA JPL today. 

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Asteroid Diversity Points to a ‘Snow Globe’ Solar System

As of today, there are currently 1453 known potentially hazardous asteroids that could impact Earth and cause a real planetary catastrophe. Given the new diverse “snow globe” model of our solar system in relation to asteroids, how may more don’t … Continue reading

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Asteroid likely caused global fires, which led to extinctions

From the AGU: Global fires after the asteroid impact probably caused the K-Pg extinction About 66 million years ago a mountain-sized asteroid hit what is now the Yucatan in Mexico at exactly the time of the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) mass extinction. … Continue reading

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Why we don’t take CNN or Bill Nye seriously anymore: asteroid> meteor> global warming

Paul Westhaver writes in Tips and Notes: CNN talking empty head (Feyerick) asks Bill Nye if approaching Meteor was a result of global warming…. but Bill’s response is oddly disquieting.

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Asteroid blows past Earth in near miss

From ChicoEr.com Flying close enough to Earth that in astronomic terms one could feel the breeze as it passed, a small asteroid flashed by just after midnight today. NASA reported the space rock, with the unimaginative name of 2012 KT42, … Continue reading

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Asteroid near miss – the movie

There’s no danger that the asteroid will strike Earth, but Sky and Telescope reports that if it did, it would “deliver a kinetic-energy punch equivalent to several thousand megatons of TNT … the kind of potential threat that outer-space sentries … Continue reading

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Oil company geologist helps find new asteroid crater

From Australian National University Sciencewise Magazine A big impact on climate: Examining a new asteroid crater found in the Timor Sea As new land-based oil deposits become increasingly scarce, oil companies have turned to the seabed in search of new … Continue reading

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Close call – Asteroid near miss for Earth yesterday

From NASA’s Spaceweather.com and NASA JPL Twitter feed. It only takes one missed space rock to ruin your day. On Friday November 6th at 2132 UT (16:32/ 4:32PM EST) asteroid 2009 VA barely missed Earth when it flew just 14,000 … Continue reading

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Asteroid explosion over Indonesia

From NASA’s Spaceweather.com INDONESIAN ASTEROID: Picture this: A 10-meter wide asteroid hits Earth and explodes in the atmosphere with the energy of a small atomic bomb. Frightened by thunderous sounds and shaking walls, people rush out of their homes, thinking … Continue reading

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Aussie astronomers call for more funding in wake of asteroid explosion

From ABC News, Australia Astronomers are calling for more funding to watch southern skies, after an asteroid took sky-gazers by surprise and entered the earth’s atmosphere over Africa yesterday. Yesterday morning astronomers in Arizona reported seeing a tiny asteroid, which … Continue reading

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Sudan hit by Apollo Asteroid

Posted by Dee Norris A recently discovered Apollo Asteroid, 2008 TC3, exploded over Sudan at about 1046 EDT on October 7, 2008. 2008 TC3 was discovered on Monday by an observer at the Mt Lemmon Observatory near Tucson, Arizona. 2008 … Continue reading

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Asteroid flyby tonight

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U.N. Urged to Take On Asteroid Threat

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #146

The Week That Was: 2014-08-16 (August 16, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: If you put feedback into a computer model, you can prove anything. John Brignell, 2002 http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/computer_modelling.htmContinue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2014-08-09 (August 9, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.” – John … Continue reading

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Rate Of Climate Change and Rate of Adaptation Deliberately Distorted

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball There is nothing permanent except change. – Heraclitus If you want things to stay as they are, things will have to change. – Giuseppe di Lamedusa Moving the Goalposts Again. Climate changes significantly all … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2014-24-05 (May 24, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. By Daniel … Continue reading

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What caused a 1300 year deep freeze 12,800 years ago? New PNAS paper says it wasn’t an impact

About 12,800 years ago, the last Ice Age was coming to an end, the planet was warming up. Then, inexplicably, the planet plunged into a deep freeze, returning to near-glacial temperatures for more than a millennium before getting warm again. … Continue reading

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The International Sun-Earth Explorer (ISEE-3) Reboot Project, Bringing an Old Bird Back to the Earth, and Back to Life

Citizen backed space science attempts to do the near impossible Guest essay by Dennis Wingo Life isn’t fair. So many times in my life I start to do something and end up going in a completely different direction. I do … Continue reading

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Ridley: IPCC & OECD reports are telling us clear as a bell that we cannot ruin the climate with CO2 unless we have a population explosion

Matt Ridley: The Richer We Get, The Greener We’ll Become The world’s climate change experts are now saying that strong growth doesn’t hurt the environment, it protects it Matt Ridley, The Times In the past 50 years, world per capita … Continue reading

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26 multi-kiloton nuclear sized explosions detected in Earth’s atmosphere since 2001

The biggest threat to humanity, far bigger than global warming/climate change, is about to get bigger, much bigger A press release from some former NASA astronauts on the current asteroid impact threat to earth, based on data on in-atmosphere detonations … Continue reading

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Why a compelling theory is not enough

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Consider the following descriptions of three scientific theories. Which is the odd one out?

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CNN’s dumbest news question, evar

And we thought this one was bad:  CNN talking empty head (Feyerick) asks Bill Nye if approaching Meteor was a result of global warming…. OK that set the stage, what could be dumber than that? Now study the picture below, … Continue reading

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Giant mass extinction may have been quicker than previously thought – carbon dioxide blamed

From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , another “carbon as planet killer” scenario. MIT researchers find that the end-Permian extinction happened in 60,000 years — much faster than earlier estimates The largest mass extinction in the history of animal life … Continue reading

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Oh my! Climate change threatens to cause ‘trillions’ in damage to world’s coastal regions

From the University of Southampton  and the department of potential assorted threats and sundries, comes this claim. New research predicts that coastal regions may face massive increases in damages from storm surge flooding over the course of the 21st century. … Continue reading

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What to do about The Flood Next Time

Guest Post by Kip Hansen Note: The text of this essay is a bit long, even for me. It quotes a NY Times article, and I comment on it. The entire essence is contained in two simple posters at the … Continue reading

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Is Greenpeace facing its Warsawgrad?

Guest opinion by Fred F. Mueller In large-scale wars, there are sometimes prolonged periods of fierce clashes with neither side being able to place the decisive blow that will ultimately tilt the balance in its favor. Then all of a … Continue reading

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Political Scientists: Gerald North and Andrew Dessler Double Down on Climate Alarmism

Gerald North                     Andrew Dessler Guest essay by Robert Bradley Jr. “I did worry that my comment on my not being willing to sign on to Kyoto right now got into … Continue reading

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Where Lies the Younger Dryas Smoking Gun?

Guest Post by Dan Johnston I have been following the proposed collision theory for the onset of the Younger Dryas for a number of years with considerable interest as it explains so much in a relatively straightforward fashion, if true. … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-04-13 (April 13, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: I say that’s also important in giving certain types of government advice. Supposing a senator … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-03-30 (March 30, 2013)  Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: The first principle is that you must not fool yourself–and you are the easiest person … Continue reading

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The PR is in: the ‘may haves’ have it at NSF

From the National Science Foundation, another bit of Speculative Science™ note the caveat in bold, which is all they need for a headline that screams certainty: This sudden release of gases into the atmosphere may have created intense global warming, … Continue reading

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The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project, Original Data For Science Posterity

Guest post by Dennis Ray Wingo Introduction The foundation of all observational science is data. This is true whether the data is temperature measurements from ground networks, satellites, or any other thing in nature that can be observed, quantified, and … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-02-23 (February 23, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: “Unless we take action on climate change, future generations will be roasted, toasted, fried and … Continue reading

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