Just when you thought you had enough to worry about…
Massive Sunspot Rapidly Forming
A giant sunspot that’s at least six times the diameter of Earth has formed on the sun in less than 48 hours, according to NASA.
According to a news release, scientists from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory watched the sunspot rapidly grow on February 19 and 20. The agency says it could even be larger than six times the diameter of Earth “since the spot lies on a sphere not a flat disk.”
Carrington Event, anyone?
To all you down’easters, sorry ’bout that…
I spent Thanksgiving in Cleveland in the early Eighties, and we woke up to a front door like this. Had to climb out the window to shovel the snow to OPEN. The. FRICKIN’. DOOR. Haven’t been north of the Tennessee line since, a record I am disinclined to break.
pic via Ace
Global Warmening causes asteroid encounters?
CNN anchor Deb Feyerick asked Saturday afternoon if an approaching asteroid, which will pass by Earth on February 15, “is an example of, perhaps, global warming?”
Moments earlier, before an ad break, she segued from the Northeast blizzard to a segment with Bill Nye “the science guy,” by pointing to global warming: “Every time we see a storm like this lately, the first question to pop into a lot of people’s minds is whether or not global warming is to blame? I’ll talk to Bill Nye, ‘the science guy,’ about devastating storms and climate change.”
As the man says, you just can’t make this stuff up.