Are tornado outbreaks on the rise?

By: Susie77, 12:53 PM GMT on August 28, 2014














A new study has found that dangerous tornado outbreaks in the U.S. are on the rise.







A new study has found that dangerous tornado outbreaks — days
with multiple strong tornadoes—are on the rise in the U.S. The research
was published in the journal Climate Dynamics on August 6, 2014.
Scient...

New Horizons Crosses the Orbit of Neptune

By: Susie77, 9:47 PM GMT on August 25, 2014

August 25, 2014:  NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons
spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major
crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter
with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015.

The sophisticated piano-sized spacecraft, which launched in
January 2006, reached Neptune’s orbit -- nearly 2.75 billion miles from
Earth -- in a record eight years and eight months. New Horizons...

New Horizons Crosses the Orbit of Neptune

By: Susie77, 9:46 PM GMT on August 25, 2014



New Horizons Crosses the Orbit of Neptune

August 25, 2014: 
NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of
Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first
probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015.

The sophisticated piano-sized spacecraft, which launched in
January 2006, reached Neptune’s orbit -- nearly 2.75 billion miles...

Venus-Jupiter Conjunction

By: Susie77, 6:41 PM GMT on August 16, 2014

Jupiter and Venus to Align Early Monday Morning

August 16, 2014 | by Stephen Luntz









Photo credit:

FraKctured. Venus and Jupiter in 2008. They'll get much closer this time.

If you can drag yourself from your bed half an hour before dawn on
Monday morning you should be in for a treat (weather permitting).
Jupiter and Venus will be at the...

All Alone in the Night

By: Susie77, 2:37 AM GMT on August 16, 2014

Time-Lapse Footage From ISS Gives Spectacular Aerial View of Earth at Night

February 18, 2014 | by Lisa Winter









Photo credit:

NASA






Since 2000, the International Space Station has
been a home away from home to over 200 astronauts and extremely
fortunate tourists from all over the worl...

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