Sol Today from the new MOST location The “Jim” Whittaker

Two images of the Sun- post-storm - at ~393 nm, slightly different wavelengths and timing  (we at MOST are learning  to tune off the filter center wavelength to watch dynamics.)  There are things not happening on the surface. Look closely at the lower center. That singular dot of magnetic activity exciting and creating Ca+ (Ca II). …

New Ron Drever Gravitational Wave Scholarship Announced!

Drever Scholarship News Release • January 2, 2018 The University of Glasgow’s School of Physics and Astronomy has received a bequest of £500,000 from the estate of Professor Ronald Drever to fund a scholarship in his name. Professor Drever, who passed away in March 2017, played key roles in establishing gravitational wave research at the …

Is a “Bomb Cyclone” in the Northern Hemisphere more an outgrowth of poor science?… Or political reality?

National Geographic versus Ocean Forecast Service "Bomb Cyclone"...huh?  The difference between an hurricane and a cyclone is, "SHOCK and AWE".  Oh, and where it's located.  Are we to believe these cold rushes to the East Coast are from the Southern Hemisphere...should we blame Peru? or Brasil? [Can't blame Canada anymore for a cyclone, can we now, eh?] …

An Honourable Senator from The Green Flag State, supporting Science, Graduate Students, and Our Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

I support those who support families, Science, and The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  Senator Maria Cantwell does all three. We do not need more oil.  We need more EVs on the road and to extend the West Coast Green Highway from Washington State through the State of Oregon to link up with California. Now is the time. …

Monochrome Sun

DrKMBeck captures this short movie of Sol in Hydrogen alpha lines ( Balmer series red ~630nm) as a monochrome video.   All this happening in real time on Halloween Day 31OCT17. All the black striations are magnetic filaments and fluxes..  

Russia’s 132 Nuclear Lighthouses: A source of Arctic Vortex Collapse? Maybe…not

First, in the 1960's Soviet Russia built ~132 'Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator'* (RTG)-powered lighthouses.  This consisted of a string of Nuclear-Powered Lighthouses along their Arctic Coastline.  Each of the roughful 132 lighthouses has 10 RTGs running on Strontium-90, one of the most deadly, inefficient nuclear fuels occurring naturally from Uranium decay. Deadly, because it will replace Calcium in bones, instigating …