Tagged: NASA

A space nerd’s Easter - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 08, 2010

Easter was a great time for space nerds. I certainly enjoyed myself. Got to see several passes of the International Space Station (ISS). Once you know the times it’s easy to find. These days it is so bright – and of course it’s moving. Have a look at Heavens Above. Register and enter your location. It’s [...] … Read More

Great balls of… air - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 19, 2010

Two images of the day: above — the picture says it all. Doesn’t look like much, does it? [via Ecohustler, h/t @Revkin]. And below, a NASA photograph from the International Space Station showing what that thin skin of air looks like in situ. Note the large cumulonimbus clouds casting shadows, especially the one left of [...] … Read More

Great photo of the Solar Corona - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 10, 2010

This photograph of the sun’s corona is a real beauty. it was captured by Miloslav Druckmüller and colleagues from Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, during an eclipse on July 22, 2009. They were located on Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands. For further image details, equipment used and a spectacular high-resolution photograph, visit Miloslav Druckmüller’s [...] … Read More

Hansen: it can be cold in a warming world. - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jan 30, 2010

“If it’s that warm, how come it’s so darned cold?” is the heading James Hansen has given to a recently finalised essay circulated to his email list. In more sober terms he subtitles it Regional Cold Anomalies within Near-Record Global Temperature.  The essay explains how the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) goes about analyzing global temperature [...] … Read More

Eating high tea with chopsticks - Crikey Creek

Daniel Collins Nov 05, 2009

Water is polarised. So polarised, in fact, that you can eat it with chopsticks. By polarised I mean, of course, that the water molecule is highly polarised – it behaves like a magnet with a positive and negative side. It has the highest internal cohesion of the non-metalic fluids, a fact that gives rise to 115 m-high redwoods and … Read More

A beginner’s guide to the importance of Arctic sea ice - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 07, 2009

This video was embedded using the YouTuber plugin by Roy Tanck. Adobe Flash Player is required to view the video. In this beginner’s guide Tom Wagner, NASA’s cryosphere programme manager, outlines why studying Arctic sea ice is important, illustrating his talk with some great graphics. Meanwhile, the NSIDC has announced the final figures for September’s sea [...] … Read More