Claim: The USA’s Largest Radio Observatory is on the Verge of Structural Collapse

According to The Register, after two recent cable failures the 900 ton platform suspended above the gigantic Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico is literally hanging by a thread. Fraying…

“We need to change”: Astronomers Admit Their Outsized Contribution to the Climate Crisis

All those long flights to remote observatories ensure Astronomers have an outsized carbon footprint. And Astronomers keen to reduce their carbon footprints are being advised to abandon software languages like…

Astrophysicists explain the mysterious behavior of cosmic rays

Scientists developed a model which explains the nature of high-energy cosmic rays in our Galaxy From the MOSCOW INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY A team of scientists from Russia and China…

Is there a planetary influence on solar activity? It seems so according to this new paper

Guest post by David Archibald   Long suspected, it seems that this has now been confirmed by a paper in Astronomy and Astrophysics with the title “Is there a planetary…

A quiet cue ball sun

Source: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/img/latest/latest_4096_4500.jpg A couple of people have noticed (as did I) that the sun is essentially blank.

Transit of Venus as seen in California

My lovely wife is snapping photos already, as it has just started. Here’s a sample.

Mystery cloud spotted on Mars by amateur astronomer

Here’s something fascinating and puzzling, maybe WUWT readers can help figure this one out. There’s also a neat flipbook animation below the read more line. Wayne Jaeschke writes: Here’s a…

Solar-Terrestrial Power Update

By Paul L. Vaughan, M.Sc. The amplitude of Earth’s zonal winds is modulated by the solar cycle. Here’s a concise visual update based on the latest data: LOD’ = rate…

Global warming is killing the stars

People send me things. Today it is a curious graph of the number of supernovae (dying stars) discovered versus the HadCRUT temperature data since 1960. There’s a good correlation. So…

Total Lunar Eclipse on the Solstice – way cool

From Spaceweather.com TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE: Earlier today, for the first time in 372 years, a total lunar eclipse occurred on the date of the northern winter solstice. Observers in North…

Things that go boom in the sky

Here’s something you don’t see every day; an exploding comet.  In fact the last time this comet did this was in 1892. Comet 17P/Holmes is now larger than Jupiter. Astronomer…