The Ride Report and STS 51-L – The Challenger Disaster

The crew of Space Shuttle mission STS-51-L pose for their official portrait on November 15, 1985. In the back row from left to right: Ellison S. Onizuka, Sharon Christa McAuliffe, Greg Jarvis, and Judy Resnik. In the front row from left to right: Michael J. Smith, Dick Scobee, and Ron McNair.NASA - NASA Human Space Flight Gallery (image link) Today, 28JAN21 we mark 35 years from the …

“METHANE EMISSIONS FROM COAL MINES ARE HIGHER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT”

"MORE OF THE POWERFUL GREENHOUSE GAS IS COMING FROM DEEPER AND ABANDONED MINES MEDIA CONTACT: TOM RICKEY, PNNL The amount of methane in coal from deeper seams is greater than from coal in shallow mines. (Photo by Mark Agnor | Shutterstock.com) ​ "January 27, 2021 ​"COLLEGE PARK, Md.—The amount of methane released into the atmosphere …

18 Melpomene

The 18th asteroid ever found, by a very young British astronomer with no college degree but a diploma from Nottingham High School who later directed two observatories and was responsible for the Nautical Almanac (more at a later date on him). I will not bore the reader at this late juncture with my use of …

The Great Debt

Space Exploration and Climate Action A reprint from 2 years ago In the next two decades, humanity will come to a crossroads. If we take Buzz Aldrin’s advise and “Get our Asses To Mars” ; and end humanity's contributions to Climate Change we have a slim chance. Or, we perish here on Earth. But in …

The Sword of Orion

©Dr Kenneth M. Beck: Orion's Sword in two frames, 5 X 15" each, stacked; 12800ISO ;FL2350mm f/10. From the balcony of the author.

The Clean Air Act of 1970

“The ruling strikes down weak rules for coal-burning power plants and gives the Biden administration a freer hand to impose tighter restrictions. By Lisa Friedman for the New York Times, 19JAN20 “Judges’ eviscerated the Trump administration’s core argument: that the only possible way to interpret the Clean Air Act of 1970 is that the federal …

The Roles of Wind and Sea Ice in Driving the Deglacial Change in the Southern Ocean Upwelling: A Modeling Study

This paper with attached PDF is an important advance in how to understand a changing environment directed by humans use of fossil fuels, and to more appropriately deal with interactions of different material phases in our World through modeling a fully coupled global climate TraCE-21ka model, specifically directed at appreciating the Southern Ocean and Antarctic …