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How Big was That? Equivalent Energy Released by Bombs, Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Starquakes.

June 26, 2014 – How Big Was That? Equivalent Energy Released by Bombs, Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Star Quakes: Pictured above is an artist’s rendition of a neutron star named SGR 1806-20, which is located about 50,000 light-years from Earth in … Continue reading

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Weird, Wobbly World Found by Kepler.

February 5, 2014 – Weird, Wobbly World Found by Kepler: Imagine living on a planet with seasons so erratic you would hardly know whether to wear Bermuda shorts or a heavy overcoat. That is the situation on a weird, wobbly … Continue reading

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December 16, 2013 – Picture of the Day.

December 16, 2013 – Picture of the Day: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured this wide-angle image on July 19 of Saturn’s rings, Earth, indicated by the white arrow, and Earth’s moon. How small we are! (Credits – The Wall Street Journal, NASA, … Continue reading

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Earth Temperature Map

November 27, 2013 – Earth’s Temperature: A visualization of Earth’s temperature in which higher temps are shown by brighter shades of red. The bright yellow regions are the hottest of all. For example, close to the equator, northern Africa, northern … Continue reading

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Saturn in Natural Colors – Mars, Venus and Earth/Moon in the Background.

November 13, 2013 – Saturn in Natural Colors: On July 19, 2013, in an event celebrated the world over, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft slipped into Saturn’s shadow and turned to image the planet, its inner rings — and, in the background, … Continue reading

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Large Global Earthquakes and Moon Phases.

November 2, 2013 – Large Global Earthquakes and Moon Phases: In March, 2013 I displayed a graph that reflected 133 large earthquakes and Moon phases as follows: The emphasis in this graph was on the 1st (New Moon – 0* … Continue reading

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Venus, a Planetary Portrait of Inner Beauty.

October 22, 2013 – Venus, a Planetary Portrait of Inner Beauty: Pictured above, NASA artist concept of lightning on Venus. A Venus transit across the face of the sun is a relatively rare event — occurring in pairs with more … Continue reading

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Apophis – Egyptian God of Chaos and Destruction.

September 28, 2013 – Apophis, Egyptian God of Chaos and Destruction: Pictured above, “Apophis the Destroyer” by Genzoman; depicting the myth and the frightening menace for planet Earth. NASA projects an Earth impact on April 13, 2036. At 600 meters … Continue reading

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Small Telescope Helps Make Big Discovery – NYTimes.com

August 30, 2013 – A $75,000 Telescope Was Used to Discover Two New Planets:  A small telescope, no bigger nor more powerful than a high-end digital camera, has helped researchers discover two new planets, both similar in makeup to the … Continue reading

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Earth’s Core – The Enigma 1,800 Miles Below Us – NYTimes.com

August 11, 2013 – Journey to the Center of the Earth:  Geologists have long known that Earth’s core, some 1,800 miles beneath our feet, is a dense, chemically doped ball of iron roughly the size of Mars and every bit … Continue reading

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