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The Twenty Coldest Years, The Twenty Hottest Years

The twenty hottest and the twenty coldest years in NASA’s global record of direct temperature readings from 1880-2013:

The 20 Coldest Years 1. 1909 2. 1910 3. 1904 4. 1911 5. 1917 6. 1908 7. 1907 8. 1912 9. 1913 10. 1903 11. 1916 12. 1893 13. 1890 14. 1894 15. 1887 16. 1892 17. [...]

Group In Congress Wants To Force Spending On A Moon Colony

Outer space is nearly infinite. It isn’t as if Portugal will gain all the mineral rights to other planets if the United States waits a while. [...]

NASA: January 2013 the 6th Hottest on Record for Earth

NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies has released its readings regarding temperature from stations across the globe over land and sea in January 2013. Their finding: January 2013 was the 6th warmest January in its record, which stretches back over 130 years to January 1880.

Every one of the 5 hottest Januaries takes place after [...]

School Shootings are Less Likely than Asteroid Hits. No, You Don’t Have to Scare Your Kids.

When I picked up the Bangor Daily News this morning, I read columnist Sarah Smiley insisting that she “had to tell” her children about last week’s school shooting incident in Newtown, Connecticut. Adults absolutely have the right to feel the way they want to feel about the shootings in Connecticut. But do we “have” to [...]

What Is The Historic Discovery On Mars?

“Earthshaking.”

That’s the word that NPR reporter Joe Palca used yesterday to describe a discovery by the new Mars rover, Curiosity. He quoted a NASA scientist as describing the discovery as “one for the history books”.

The thing is, NASA won’t tell what it’s discovered, yet. They have to double-check the data first.

They [...]

NASA Planning To Drop Giant Water Ball On American Midwest

Why is NASA devoting its resources to planning for the sucking of all the water on our planet into a giant ball that will go rolling across the Great Plains into St. Louis? It’s almost as if all those government scientists know something that we don’t know. [...]

NASA Confirms It: Globally, September 2010 was one of the top 5 Hottest

It may have been locally hot or cool where you live in the month of September, but globally speaking it was another scorcher. This week, NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Science released its latest data on average global temperature to include measurements for September 2010 (data go back to January 1880). The Goddard Institute has [...]

UFO Or Rotating Space Debris?

The apparent change of shape could come as the object rotates in space, or as the astronaut’s craft moves in relation to the object. The light in the last frame does look an awful lot like the reflection of sunlight off a piece of metal. [...]

Global Temperature Statistics: The Denial Edition

Here’s how you get to say “the globe is cooling, not warming!”

Start here:

NASA Goddard Chart for Global Temperature Anomaly

(Source data: here)

Then clip here:

et voila! Global Cooling!

[...]

I Love Hubble: NGC6302

This is so cool. Click on the thumbnail to see an exploding star.

It’s not just a pretty picture, either. This picture, one of the first taken by the Hubble Space Telescope since its successful refurbishing, contains useful data on temperature and composition collected by the new Wide Field Camera 3 to help scientists [...]

NASA Explores Lost Mythical Continent and Zombie Scientist

Today’s headline: Astronauts inspect Atlantis while chasing Hubble

I knew it! I just knew it! What secret powers does the Lost Continent possess to reanimate long-dead scientists? What ancient wisdom awaits if only we will explore?

And yet, even with these staggering findings, the Obama administration has indicated its intention to cut the NASA budget [...]