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RED SKIES OVER THE U.K.

A strange event set off social media yesterday with news about the eerie red sky over the UK. The BBC reported the red sun and eerie sky that was seen all over the United Kingdom on October 16, 2017. According to weather forecasters, this phenomenon was cause by remnants of Hurricane Ophelia dragging in tropical air and dust from the Sahara….

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Surprise! Hidden Antarctic Ice Canyons

According to the ESA on October 11, 2017, its : and Sentinel-1 missions have discovered huge canyons cutting through the underside of ice shelves in Antarctica. The ice shelves act as conveyor belts, by which snow that falls in Antarctica ultimately makes its way back to the sea. Portions of the ESA Statement: The ice sheet that covers Antarctica is, by…

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Asteroid FlyBy October 11th and 12th, 2017

The Center for Near Earth Object Studies at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and astronomers and observatories around the globe are watching a small asteroid designated 2012 TC4. Asteroid 2012 TC4 will be used as a test of Earth’s global asteroid defense system. Check out the article at Earth-Sky: http://earthsky.org/space/near-earth-asteroid-2012-tc4-close-pass-october-2017 Watch2012 TC4 here: https://www.virtualtelescope.eu/webtv/

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CASSINI PLUNGES, iPhone X, and Equifax Debacle: Weekend WrapUp

CASSINI’S FINAL PLUNGE NASA’s Cassini spacecraft took its final bow before taking a plunge into Saturn on Friday, September 15, 2017, ending a thrilling 13 years of exploration and the tour of the ringed planet. Telemetry received during the plunge indicates that, as expected, Cassini entered Saturn’s atmosphere with its thrusters firing to maintain stability, as it sent back a…

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Irma’s Effect on the Caribbean

The following is from a report from the NASA Earth Observatory. Hurricane Irma churned across the Atlantic Ocean in September 2017, battering several Caribbean islands before moving on to the Florida Keys and the U.S. mainland. As the clouds cleared over places like the Virgin Islands, the destruction became obvious even from space. These natural-color images, captured by the Operational…

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Openings in Antarctic Sea Ice

According to a new analysis of climate models by an international team of researchers, heat escaping from the ocean through polynyas or openings in sea ice – influences sea and atmospheric temperatures and wind patterns around the globe – even rainfall around the tropics. Check out this Article from Earksy.org: http://earthsky.org/earth/openings-in-antarctic-sea-ice-influence-global-climate?mc_cid=21722f1550&mc_eid=36fb49e54a    

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