Weekly Abstract of Local weather and Vitality # 363

Final week: 2019-06-22 (June 22, 2019) Introduced by SEPP ( www.SEPP.org ) The Science and Environmental Coverage Venture Quote of the week : "The battle towards world warming: an absurd campaign, costly and ineffective." – French Society of Mathematical Computation SA [H/t Ed Hoskins] [1945] Variety of the week : 1ÂșC THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Chair of the Science and Environmental Coverage Venture (SEPP) The Greenhouse Impact – It's a Easy Physics – NOT: One of many troubling traits of many politicians, "specialists" in local weather science and even…

After all, March 2020 could have a brand new identify. NASA seeks judges for subsequent naming contest

In simply over a 12 months, NASA's Mars 2020 rover will launch in Cape Canaveral and start its journey to the purple planet. Upon his arrival in February 2021, he’ll start exploring the Jezero crater to be taught extra about Mars' previous and search for proof of previous and current life. However earlier than that occurs, this robotic explorer at all times wants a correct identify. Together with its predecessors, Spirit, Alternative and Curiosity, the March 2020 rover will obtain its official identify by a nationwide competitors. To this finish,…

Curiosity sniffs a methane spike. Is that this an indication of life?

Since arriving on Mars in 2012, one of many principal scientific objectives of the Curiosity rover has been to seek out proof of previous (and even current) life on the pink planet. In 2014, the rover might have achieved this by detecting a 10-fold enhance in close by atmospheric methane and discovering traces of advanced natural molecules in drill samples whereas he was snorting within the crater of Scabies. A few yr in the past, Curiosity regained its fame when it found natural molecules in sedimentary rocks three billion years…

Decision and Hockey Sticks, Half 1

David Middleton Scientific Shale Decision towards detection Geoscientists within the oil and fuel business spend a lot of our time integrating very completely different units of information. Geological information, primarily effectively logs, have a really excessive decision (vertical decision of 6 inches to 2 toes). Geophysical information, primarily reflection seismic surveys, have a a lot decrease and extremely variable decision, which is dependent upon the seismic velocities of the rocks and the frequency content material of the seismic information. The rule of thumb is that a stratigraphic unit should have…

The third launch of the Falcon Heavy launches 24 payloads in orbit, together with a photo voltaic sail. Do probably not persist with the touchdown

In what Elon Musk calls his "most tough" mission so far, SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy rocket for the third time. The launch passed off Tuesday at 2:30 pm ET from a launch pad positioned on the Kennedy House Middle in Florida. The mission known as STP-2 and Universe Right this moment despatched a photographer to seize all of the motion. This mission was a primary for SpaceX in some ways. The corporate is continually refining its missions to enhance them and make launches extra inexpensive. The primary night time…

Listening to on Local weather Change and Pure Disasters: As we speak (As we speak)

Republished from local weather, and so forth. of Dr. Curry Posted on 25 June 2019 by curryja | by Judith Curry The Home Subcommittee on Environmental Monitoring and Reform participates in a listening to on "Restoration, Resilience and Readiness – Addressing Pure Disasters as a Results of Local weather Change" begins at 14:00 EDT. The announcement of the listening to is posted [here]. In line with earlier hearings of the Committee, the stay broadcast ought to be out there through the hyperlink above (and hyperlinks to written testimonials), in addition…

Carnival of Area # 617

Welcome to the 617th Carnival of Area! Carnival is a group of writers and bloggers in house science and astronomy who submit their finest work each week to your profit. We have now a improbable horizon tour in the present day and now, let's get to the tales of this week! The Universe Immediately: CosmoQuest: Andrew Fraknoi: Discovering the Universe: On the weblog Chandra: Thanks for all of your tales – see you subsequent week! And if you wish to look again, right here is an archive of all of…

Hubble is the final word multitasking: uncover asteroids whereas making different observations

It appears like a poster of the well-known Hubble Deep Area, marked with white streaks by a baby, or carelessly and striped within the course of. However that's not it. White streaks are usually not accidents; these are the paths of the asteroids. A number of years in the past, the NASA / ESA Hubble House Telescope noticed very distant galaxies, a few of which had been billions of light-years away. It was a part of the bold Frontier Fields Challenge (FFP) commentary program that aimed to watch six enormous…