Topic: Earth Science
Caught on Camera and Apprehended

Caught on Camera and Apprehended

Mohutsiwa Gabadirwe (center of photo) and Peter Jenniskens (left, kneeling) at the site of the second find of a piece of asteroid 2018 LA recovered in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in central Botswana. Credit: SETI Institute Our Solar System contains a whole lot more than eight planets, two former planets, and a star. There are myriad moons, asteroids, comets, weird neither comets nor asteroids things, and a bunch of small stuff. And when it comes to Earth protection, we sweat the small stuff.  In recent years, a lot of effort has gone into both transforming discoveries into precise...

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Closer Look: Earth’s Magnetic Field

Closer Look: Earth’s Magnetic Field

Image by PDPics from Pixabay One of the great myths we learn from TV and books is that you can take a compass and follow it to the North Pole.Folks, I am here to tell you that if you take a compass and follow its pointy little needle, it will take you to Northern...

Closer Look: It’s Volcano Time

Closer Look: It’s Volcano Time

Credit: Berserkur via Wikimedia Commons One of the daily activities that is helping me stay sane is volcano watching. I love volcanoes. I especially enjoy when they erupt in places that have webcams but don’t affect the lives of people. Unfortunately, those are both...

The State of Climate Change

The State of Climate Change

Extreme Weather. Credit: NOAA As human beings, we have infinite capacity for empathy. We also have the capacity to be blind to what is going on in the world around us. This dichotomy is why some people see the Sarah MacLachlan ASPCA ads and donate, others click to...