Tag: Mars

More Deciphering Results

July 11, 2013 0 Comments
More Deciphering Results

With the large volume of scientific studies being published every day, it can be hard to understand or decipher it all. Many times it seems like a new research result will contradict an older study, but the seeming contradiction might boil down to the use, or mis-use of stastics. Plus, the headline can sometimes warp perceptions and […]

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How Much Excitement For Space?

March 28, 2013 0 Comments
How Much Excitement For Space?

When we began the blog, and even at times before when the “articles” were not officially titled blog entries, I used to share and discuss a little more space news. I did this because I find space exploration exciting and interesting (and a blogger is supposed to write about things that interest them – in […]

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Searching For Life Again

October 11, 2011 0 Comments

In yesterday’s blog I mentioned the race to discover what life might exist in Antarctic lakes trapped for millions of years under miles of ice. For those wanting a few more details, lo and behold, here is a good article today in Newscientist about the 2 expeditions I mentioned yesterday plus a third. I have […]

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Rain Chances, Mars News

May 26, 2010 0 Comments
Rain Chances, Mars News

It is getting to the point where the snowmelt contest requires a daily trip to Rib Mountain in order to observe the day when it finally melts. I was up there yesterday of course and got some new video. The main pile of snow was about half the size it was on Monday. I suspect we […]

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Trees on Mars?

January 15, 2010 3 Comments
Trees on Mars?

The weather still appears tranquil and mild for Northcentral Wisconsin for the foreseeable future (at least the next 7 days). As we have been detailing this week, the temperature forecast has been tricky, and we have not yet hit 30 degrees here in Wausau. Many other locations have been above 30 but not Wausau (the Dells […]

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El Nino Update, Space News

September 29, 2009 0 Comments
El Nino Update, Space News

I have been focusing quite closely on the developing El Nino in order to get a handle on upcoming winter trends in the U.S., particularly here in the Midwest. Many people could use a more accurate long term outlook in order to plan, energy bills, vacations, or major purchases. A moderate to strong El Nino will usually […]

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Space News

September 18, 2009 0 Comments
Space News

It has been a couple weeks since I last looked at the U.S. Drought Monitor. Given that we have had nearly zero precipitation since then, you would think the drought situation would have gotten much worse. So far it hasn’t, but I expect this recent dry spell to show up big time in the drought […]

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Jupiter is Struck

July 28, 2009 0 Comments
Jupiter is Struck

It appears Jupiter took one for the team. A big buzz among astronomical circles last week was the appearance of a new large spot on the planet Jupiter. It has all the hallmarks of a large asteroid strike. The last time it was struck by something this big was in 1994 when fragments of the […]

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Space News

July 3, 2009 0 Comments
Space News

Happy Independence Day Weekend! It looks like nice weather will prevail from today through Sunday. I can’t rule out a stray shower at some point during the weekend, but most locations should be dry. The humidity will be low and the winds will be light. It is all good and fine except for the ongoing […]

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March Recap, Space News

April 1, 2009 0 Comments
March Recap, Space News

March 2009 is over-with and it went out like a lion. It was also below normal, making it the 15th out of the last 17 months that have been at or below normal (11 below normal and 4 right at normal). I consider months that are less than .50 degree above or below normal to […]

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