Russian asteroid blast; take it away Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson!
So, were we so focused on 2012 DA14 that we completely missed this guy screaming in towards us?
This article sums up everything that was wrong with NASA’s safety culture.
I work in what can be sometimes considered a hazardous environment (mine sites, in the wild, etc.), and as far as I’m concerned, if you haven’t done everything you can think of to foresee and mitigate potential hazards, then you’re being incredibly irresponsible. Especially when other peoples lives are on the line.
Granted, I don’t work in space…but the same attitude applies.
Eagerly anticipating the Curiosity Mars Rover’s first drilling maneuvers. This will also be the first time any robot has drilled into rock to COLLECT SAMPLES FROM MARS! (via NASA - Curiosity Maneuver Prepares for Drilling)
Great, but who’s going to log that core? (Pick me! Pick me!)
Great video detailing Hurricane Sandy. But I’m not sure I completely agree with the anthropogenic climate change argument made at the end. Or at the very least, I’m not sure I agree with the assumption that CO2 is the culprit (which to be fair, they don’t mention). I still have a hard time believing the very trace amounts of CO2 in our atmosphere is having that much of an impact on global temperatures when there are much more powerful factors in play. In fact, can someone please show me a scientific article where they show HOW CO2 affects climate? Seriously, I’d like to read it.
It just seems too easy these days to blame any “unusual” weather phenomenon on the “CO2” boogeyman. I guess my biggest worry is what happens if we take steps to “fix” things, and we end up screwing things up even more? Unfortunately, our civilization has a very long and sad history of doing exactly that. You hear talk about engineering a solution to climate change, such as dumping a hell of a lot of sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere to cool things down…now what happens when (not if) the Earth goes into another cooling cycle and we’re already keeping the climate artificially cold?
Sandy’s CT Scan, and Other Vital Images (by SciFri)
So I’ve been neglecting my tumblr blog for a while now, but I’m on here almost every day. So I decided I might as well do something productive and start posting again! Lets see if I can keep it up!
This is me at work almost every day. At LEAST once or twice a week anyway. Seriously, this is the best geology blog out there!
Spoiler alert: Bull sharks can swim in fresh water.
Spoiler alert? How about WARNING! WARNING WARNING!
Rare admission from the “sky is falling” camp that maybe things got blown a little out of proportion…