Will the wandering magnetic North Pole create crazy superstorms?
A sensational article at Salem-News.com notes that the Earth’s magnetic poles are moving more rapidly than ever before, and argues that this may increase the likelihood of devastating superstorms and tubocharged tsunamis — and in general cause life-threatening havoc with the world’s weather.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/02/12/earths-wandering-magnetic-poles-cause-deadly-superstorms/#ixzz1DljLjTvW
The Earth could find itself with a ‘second sun’ for a period of weeks later this year when one of the night sky’s most luminous stars explodes, scientists have claimed.
Coincidence I’m sure right?
“The supernova could provide the biggest light show since Earth was formed, and will be so bright that […]
Sept. 9, 2010: In a paper published today in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, a group of professional and amateur astronomers announced that Jupiter is getting hit surprisingly often by small asteroids, lighting up the giant planet’s atmosphere with frequent fireballs.
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The show begins at sundown when Venus, Saturn, Mars and the crescent Moon pop out of the western twilight in tight conjunction. All four heavenly objects will fit within a circle about 10 degrees in diameter, beaming together through the dusky colors of sunset. No telescope is required to enjoy this naked-eye event: sky map.
"This eruption is directed right at us and is expected to get here early in the day on Aug. 4," said Leon Golub of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. "It’s the first major Earth-directed eruption in quite some time."
NASA-funded researchers are monitoring a big event in our planet’s atmosphere. High above Earth’s surface where the atmosphere meets space, a rarefied layer of gas called "the thermosphere" recently collapsed and now is rebounding again.
Layers of Earth’s upper atmosphere. Credit: John Emmert/NRL. [larger image]
"This is the biggest contraction of […]
On Sunday, July 11th, the new Moon will pass directly in front of the sun, producing a total eclipse over the South Pacific. The path of totality stretches across more than a thousand miles of ocean, making landfall in the Cook Islands, Easter Island, a number of French Polynesian atolls, and the southern tip of […]
Britain could face widespread power blackouts and be left without critical communication signals for long periods of time, after the earth is hit by a once-in-a-generation “space storm”, Nasa has warned.
April 24, 2009: If you’re reading this at the end of the day on Sunday, April 26th—stop! You’re supposed to be outside looking at the sunset.
On Sunday evening, the crescent Moon, Mercury and the Pleiades star cluster will gather for a three-way conjunction in the western sky. It’s a must-see event.