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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Earth’

Early earth may have been prone to deep freezes

  Early earth may have been prone to deep freezes, says Cu-Boulder study   Two University of Colorado Boulder researchers who have adapted a three-dimensional, general circulation model of Earth’s climate to a time some 2.8 billion years ago when the sun was significantly fainter than present think the planet may have been more prone to catastrophic glaciation than previously believed. The new 3-D model of the Archean Eon on Earth that lasted from about 3.8 billion years to ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

  Discovery in Twilight Image Credit & Copyright: Tamas Ladanyi (TWAN) Explanation: As evening twilight faded on March 7, sky gazers around planet Earth enjoyed a beautiful pairing of young crescent Moon and brilliant planet Jupiter. Along with stars setting in the west, the two bright celestial beacons, Moon above and Jupiter below, leave short trails in this well-planned time exposure, a composite of 54 individual frames each 4 seconds long. On its final flight, the Space ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – January 27, 2010 Mars comes

Earthsky Tonight – January 27, 2010 Mars comes closest to Earth

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Today, the planet Mars comes closest to Earth for all of this year. Mars is at its best about every two Earth years, and now is the time. In fact, this planet is now shining at its brilliant best for several years to come. Tonight’s close encounter between the Earth and Mars will be the closest until the year 2014. Because it’s close, Mars is also particularly bright in Earth’s sky right now. ... Full Story

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