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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/ Rod WashingtonRod is a blogger,…

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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     Rod WashingtonRod is a blogger, writer, filmmaker, photographer,…

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