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Solar ‘climate change’ could cause rougher space weather

Recent research shows that the space age has coincided with a period of unusually high solar activity, called a grand maximum. Isotopes in ice sheets and tree rings tell us that this grand solar maximum is one of 24 during the last 9300 years and suggest the high

March 30, 2012

Active volcanoes in the world – March 21 – March 27, 2012

This report covers active volcanoes recorded from March 21 – March 27, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New unrest has been noticed around 5 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes.IJEN Eastern Java (Indonesia)8.058°S, 114.242°E;

March 30, 2012

Global Astronomy Month 2012

People are uniting this April for Global Astronomy Month 2012, a planetwide celebration of astronomy designed to bring people together through star parties, music and artistic performances, web observing events, and more. Global Astronomy Month 2012 (GAM 2012) in

March 30, 2012

A new model finds that the world could be up to 5.5 degrees warmer in 2050 than it was in the 1990's.

Global average temperatures will probably be between 1.4°C and 3°C (between about 2.5°F to 5.5°F) higher than they were from 1960 to 1990 by 2050 according to new study. Scientists picked one of 25 climate models used by the IPCC in a climate scenario called A1B,

March 28, 2012

"Perpetual Ocean" - Ocean currents around the world

The surface currents in this recently released video (bellow) of data collected between June 2005 and December 2007 show dominating forces that are continually in motion around our planet. Seeing the activity of the video with the eddies spinning off of their main

March 28, 2012

Minor geomagnetic storm subsiding, Sunspot 1429 facing Earth within 24 hours

Solar activity is currently at low levels. All sunspots on the Earth facing side of the Sun remain stable. A small new sunspot looks to be forming to the west of 1445 in the southern hemisphere. Old and active Sunspot 1429 will begin to re-emerge off the eastern limb

March 27, 2012

Last week's super dust storm over the Arabian Sea

On March 20, 2012, a giant dust plume stretched across the Arabian Sea from the coast of Oman to India. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture bellow the same day. This extensive plume followed days of

March 27, 2012

ATREX experiment - they finally did it - 5 sounding rockets successfully launched

NASA successfully launched five suborbital sounding rockets on March 27th from its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia as part of a study of the upper level jet stream.The first rocket was launched at 4:58 a.m. EDT and each subsequent rocket was launched 80 seconds

March 27, 2012

Bedrock of vaccination theory crumbles as science reveals antibodies not necessary to fight viruses

While the medical, pharmaceutical, and vaccine industries are busy pushing new vaccines for practically every condition under the sun, a new study published in the journal Immunity completely deconstructs the entire vaccination theory.It turns out that the body's

March 27, 2012

Very strong coastal earthquake struck near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

Magnitude 6.0 shallow earthquake struck near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 11:00:43 UTC on March 27, 2012 according to USGS. The epicenter was located 85 km (52 miles) ENE of Morioka, Honshu, Japan (39.866°N, 142.116°E). The recorded depth of epicenter was

March 27, 2012

Increased volcanic activity: Popocatepétl, Batu Tara, Tungurahua, Santiaguito, Volcán de Fuego, Lamington

Volcanoes around the world are showing an increase in activity again. Here is the overview of last 24 - 48 hours of recorded activity, indepth analisys will be made after all reports come in. 6 volcano updates since March 25.Popocatepétl volcano (Mexico): signs of

March 27, 2012

Return of Sunspot 1429 only day ahead - Still very active on farside

Return of the Sunspot 1429 to Earth side is due in evening hours of March 28th by UTC, meaning further increase of an M-class event.Sunspot 1429 produced a number of significant and strong solar flares during mid March and is still very active. On March 26th

March 27, 2012

Arctic sea ice maximum for 2012

Arctic sea ice reached its maximum extent for the winter of 2011–2012 on March 18, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has announced. (Extent is the total area of ocean in which ice concentration is at least 15 percent.) With a total extent of 15.24 million

March 27, 2012

North Pagan volcano activity

A steam plume flows blows south from the peak of Pagan Island’s northernmost volcano in this photograph by an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS). Pagan is part of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, an island chain of volcanoes that form the

March 27, 2012

Magnitude 6.0 struck at Northern East Pacific Ridge

Earthquake measuring magnitude 6.0 struck Northern East Pacific Rise on March 26, 2012 at 18:12 UTC. The epicenter was located 568 km (352 miles) E of Clipperton Island, 862 km (535 miles) SSW of Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico, 864 km (536 miles) SSW of Zihuatanejo,

March 26, 2012

New research cast doubts on accepted Moon origins theory

In the new research, published online today in Nature Geoscience, geochemists led by Junjun Zhang at the University of Chicago in Illinois, together with her colleague at the University of Bern in Switzerland, looked at titanium isotopes in 24 separate samples of

March 26, 2012

Very strong and extremely dangerous 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Maule, Chile

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck offshore Maule, Chile at 22:37:04 UTC on March 25, 2012 according to USGS. The epicenter was located 32 km (20 miles) NNW (341°) from Talca, Chile (35.198°S, 71.783°W). The recorded depth of epicenter was at 30 km (18.6 miles).

March 25, 2012

Big Sunspot 1429 still erupting, Sunspots 1445 and 1444 pose a new threat

In morning of March 24, a near M-Class flare took place around Sunspot 1445 at around 08:50-09:00 UTC. There was a gap in data on the GOES X-Ray Flux graph, however it was picked up on the EVE Diode X-Ray signal. Comparing it to yesterday's M1.0, it looks like this

March 25, 2012

California high-speed rail: environmental friend or foe

California is currently faced with an opportunity to change the face of mass transportation by pioneering and leading the way to a cleaner and faster mode of transportation that could realistically use less air pollutants, less land, have a minimal impact on

March 25, 2012

March solar storms heated Earth's atmosphere

The recent solar activity did more than spark pretty auroras around the poles. Researchers say the solar storms of March 8th through 10th dumped enough energy in Earth’s upper atmosphere to power every residence in New York City for two years. Although the influx of

March 24, 2012

Dozens tornadoes spinning up in southern Illinois and Kentucky and in the Deep South, US

Several rope tornadoes have been spinning up from serve storms in southern Illinois and Kentucky with a lot of twisting motion in the atmosphere in place. Meanwhile, storms have also produced tornadoes in the Deep South.A line of nasty thunderstorms are stretching

March 24, 2012

Satellites map fine aerosol pollution over China

Many types of aerosol particles circulate in the atmosphere, but one of the most damaging to human health is known as PM2.5, a technical term for microscopic bits of matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter (one thirtieththe width of a human hair). These small

March 23, 2012

Venus, Jupiter and the crescent Moon alignment this week

On March 24th, 25th and 26th, Venus, Jupiter and crescent Moon will appear side by side again in the western sky at sunset. Best time for observing the sky show is before the sky fades completely black. These bright objects are extra-beautiful when they are framed by

March 23, 2012

Returning Sunspot 1431 produced moderate M1 solar flare

Old Sunspot 1431 is now rotating back into view off the southeast limb and is also producing solar flares. So far this afternoon it produced a minor C6.5 flare, followed by a moderate M1.0 event at 19:40 UTC. Various small sunspots did form including regions 1441, 1442

March 23, 2012

Strange sounds in Wisconsin - Mysterious booms plague Clintonsville

Unidentified booms, rumbles, shakes and sounds resembling explosions were reported by residents in the City of Clintonville on the evening of Sunday, March 18. Five loud, mysterious booms thundered through the town at approximately two-hour intervals starting at

March 23, 2012

Shallow and very dangerous 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck South Australia

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck sparsely populated area of South Australia's Far North at 09:25:16 UTC on March 23, 2012 according to Geoscience, Australia. USGS reported magnitude 5.6 earthquake. The epicenter was located 317 km (196 miles) SSW of Alice Springs,

March 23, 2012

Mexican earthquake might have triggered seismic swarm at San Salvador volcano, El Salvador

The Mexican 7.4 magnitude earthquake near Acapulco on March 20, 2012 might have affected the currently dormant San Salvador volcano in 1000 km distance and triggered an earthquake swarm under the volcano.San Salvador volcano is an active stratovolcano immediately

March 23, 2012

Twilight of the old boys network: Dean & Stone interview

This is a video of several guerrilla style interviews with Bob Dean and Clifford Stone conducted over a 2 day period at the 2012 UFO Congress...  Retired, Command Sergeant Major, Robert O. Dean and Retired, Sergeant Clifford Stone hadn't seen each other in some

March 22, 2012

Active volcanoes in the world - March 14 - March 20, 2012

This report covers active volcanoes recorded from March 14 - March 20, 2012. New unusual unrest has been noticed around 2 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 12 other volcanoes. Attached at the end is video of lava crater lake of Nyragongo Volcano in

March 22, 2012

The stars as viewed from the International Space Station (timelapse)

Alex Rivest edited a video compilation of different time-lapses  of depicting the stars from low earth orbit, as viewed from the International Space Station 240 miles up. (Images edited using Adobe Lightroom with some cropping to make the stars the focal point of

March 22, 2012

World Water Day: 22 March 2012

International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992

March 22, 2012

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck 9 km east of Kainantu (with population of 8,509 people) at Papua New Guinea, on March 21, 2012 at 22:15:05 UTC (08:15:05 AM by local time) according to USGS and EMSC. The epicenter was located 66 km (41 miles) east-southeast of

March 21, 2012

Historic spring record heat in North America

A huge, lingering ridge of high pressure over the eastern half of the United States brought summer-like temperatures to North America in March 2012. The warm weather shattered records across the central and eastern United States and much of Canada. The unseasonable

March 21, 2012

Vernal equinox auroras

March 20th began with the vernal equinox and ended with this outburst of Spring-green over Tromsø, Norway: Spring is aurora season. For reasons not fully understood by scientists, the weeks around the vernal equinox are prone to Northern Lights. Auroras are

March 21, 2012

"Super sandstorm" over the Arabian peninsula

Super sandstorm is whipping up winds and dust across the Arabian Peninsula. On March 20, 2012, a giant dust plume stretched across the Arabian Sea, from the coast of Oman in the west to the coast of India in the east.  This extensive plume followed days of dust-storm

March 21, 2012