The Return to Venus and What It Means for Earth

From NASA Venus hides a wealth of information that could help us better understand Earth and exoplanets. NASA’s JPL is designing mission concepts to survive the planet’s extreme temperatures and atmospheric pressure. This image is a composite of data from NASA’s Magellan spacecraft and Pioneer Venus Orbiter. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Take a minute and meditate on…

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Promoters of Climate Anxiety

From The Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog There is a special place in the underworld for those who promote anxiety, desperation, and terror in the most vulnerable.  A place where the infernal warmth is particularly torrid. And one does not have to spend much time looking for candidates for this netherworld–the front page of…

Scientists find further evidence for a population of dark matter deficient dwarf galaxies

Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters This figure illustrates structure in the simulated universe, in a box 200 million light-years on each side. It is color coded, using black, green, yellow, pink and white to represent… view more Credit: NAOC Researchers from the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Science (NAOC), Peking University and…

Kavanaugh opens door to carbon rule challenge

From E&E News Niina H. Farah, E&E News reporter Energywire: Monday, December 9, 2019 About the non delegation doctrine: A recent opinion by Justice Brett Kavanaugh could be a sign the Supreme Court will consider the scope of authority Congress delegates to federal agencies. How much authority should federal agencies have in shaping regulations like…