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Month: May, 2013

sagansense: Mummatus Clouds These are Mummatus clouds, a fairly new cloud classification that’s only been recognized for the last few years. Their name derives from the Latin word “mamma”, meaning udder or breast (for fairly obvious reasons!). Their formation is still fairly mysterious, with more than ten proposed mechanisms. They’re often associated with severe thunderstorms. […]


Some Strange Things Are Happening To Astronauts Returning To Earth

Humans did not observationally “know” the earth was round, until our view from Space.

Visualize every meteorite that’s hit the earth over the past 4,500 years By Jacob Kastrenakes, theverge.com It’s rare to actu­al­ly wit­ness a mete­orite falling toward Earth. Only 1,042 mete­orites were observed and record­ed dur­ing the past 4,500 years, even though across the plan­et over 34,000 have been found. A new visu­al­iza­tion by design­er Ca… Visualized […]

APOD: 2013 Mayfacebook.com APOD: Sat­urn Hur­ri­cane (2013 May 02)Image Cred­it: Cassi­ni Imag­ing Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130502.html Expla­na­tion: Acquir­ing its first sun­lit views of far north­ … Hurricanes on Saturn