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Climate Viewer News - Mapping Climate Change, Pollution, and Privacy Breathingearth - CO2, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system Mercury Venus Earth You Are Here Moon Mars Jupiter Io Europa Ganymede Callisto Saturn Titan Uranus Neptune Pluto(we still love you) That was about 10 million km (6,213,710 mi) just now. Pretty empty out here. Here comes our first planet... As it turns out, things are pretty far apart. We’ll be coming up on a new planet soon. Most of space is just space. Halfway home. Destination: Mars! It would take about seven months to travel this distance in a spaceship. Sit back and relax. When are we gonna be there? Seriously. This is where we might at least see some asteroids to wake us up. I spy, with my little eye... something black. If you were on a road trip, driving at 75mi/hr, it would have taken you over 500 years to get here from earth. All these distances are just averages, mind you. If you plan it right, you can actually move relatively quickly between planets. Pretty close to Jupiter now. Sorry. Lots of time to think out here... Pop the champagne! We're always trying to come up with metaphors for big numbers.

'Monster' cosmic blast zipped harmlessly by Earth WASHINGTON (AP) — Astronomers call it the monster. It was the biggest and brightest cosmic explosion ever witnessed. Had it been closer, Earth would have been toast. Orbiting telescopes got the fireworks show of a lifetime last spring when they spotted what is known as a gamma ray burst in a far-off galaxy. The only bigger display astronomers know of was the Big Bang — and no one, of course, was around to witness that. "This burst was a once-in-a-century cosmic event," NASA astrophysics chief Paul Hertz said at a news conference Thursday. But because this blast was 3.7 billion light-years away, mankind was spared. A gamma ray burst happens when a massive star dies, collapses into a brand-new black hole, explodes in what's called a supernova and ejects energetic radiation. A planet caught in one of these bursts would lose its atmosphere instantly and would be left a burnt cinder, astronomers say. Scientists might be able to detect warning signs of an impending gamma ray burst. View gallery

ZergNet - Discover Interesting Articles Dutchsinse Civilian investigator Is the New Madrid Mega Quake Being Engineered? The Powers-That-Be seem to be making a continuous effort to drive a stake right into America's heart(land). Natural disasters are on the rise, and an increasing amount of evidence is leading to the conclusion that these natural disasters might not be completely natural. Louisiana Sink Hole - Will This Trigger the Big One? As you peruse the points below and the accompanying illustrations, you'll see a very clear, seriously dangerous weak spot. If someone wanted to deal a disastrous blow to this nation, where would you trigger a "natural disaster" if you could? The recent developments with the growing Louisiana sinkhole caving into a potentially massively explosive gas repository also used for nuclear waste storage is something to keep a close eye on and take very seriously. Will A New Madrid Quake Be Natural, Manipulated, or Both? The Evidence of a Plan Predictive Programming -- This is where the groundwork is laid for directing people toward an imagined future. Disaster Making in the Making

10 Coolest Non-Planetary Objects In Our Solar System Space Space is awesome. There’s no arguing that. 10 The Asteroid With Its Own Moon Logic would dictate that anything smaller than a planet doesn’t have the gravitational pull to hold onto a moon, but thats not always the case. 9 Io If ever there was a world that should remind you of Hell, it’s Jupiter’s moon Io. The eruptions on Io can be enormous, coating over 30 square kilometers (11.6 sq mi) in volcanic material, and they can be seen from space. Io’s route through Jupiter’s magnetosphere causes it to generate great amounts of electricity that make lightning storms in Jupiter’s upper atmosphere. 8Pluto Isn’t Anything Like We Thought Despite how long we’ve known Pluto existed, we know surprisingly little about the dwarf planet. This is because space is big—staggeringly, stupid, crazy big. But these images are sharp enough to tell us that Pluto is nothing like we first imagined: a boring hunk of rock. 7 Mimas That’s no moon . . . actually, it is. 6 Ganymede 5 Saturn’s Enormous Ring 3 Hyperion

How to Navigate by the Stars Explorers have used the stars as a compass for millennia, and if you’re out having adventures at night, you should add the skill to your arsenal. (If nothing else, it’s a killer party trick.) Here’s how to transform the night sky into your personal roadmap. 1) Learn the Big Three According to the Royal Naval Academy, 58 stars are handy for navigation. You need to know 38 different constellations to find all of them. 2) Find the North Star It’s always within one degree of true north. 3) Shoot for the Moon If you can find Orion’s sword, following its point will show you south. 4) Down Under? The North Star isn’t visible below the equator. 5) Move Like a Star Like the sun, stars skate east to west. 6) Take a Survey Forgot to memorize your constellations?

DRUDGE REPORT 2014® Tornado Weather Modification and HAARP A situation is gaining national interest due to investigative journalist and human rights defender known as Dutch Since, who specializes in HAARP weather warfare and unmistakably predicted this week's series of deadly southland's storms with extraordinary accuracy. He allegedly bases his predictions on HAARP rings and scaler squares that he documents on video using official US data. On the 26th, Since presented geo-engineering information in a video that indicated areas in the south that would be hit. Geo-engineering, the artificial modification of the earth's climate systems, is an environment modification (ENMOD) science for "deliberate manipulation of natural processes - the dynamics, composition or structure of the Earth, including its biota, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere, or of outer space that can be applied as a weapon of mass destruction." Weather Mitigation "Half-moon shapes indicate an epicenter," explains Since, among many details he explains in his videos.

Gheorghe Marmureanu: “Something is wrong! There are too many strong earthquakes” The Earth is shaking! Scientists find no explanation to the 39 earthquakes that rocked the planet in just two days. “Something is wrong! There are too many strong earthquakes” believes Romania’s top seismologist, Gheorghe Marmureanu, who finds the latest Indonesian quake very unusual.The series of tremors debuted with the two big quakes (8.6 and 8.2 on the Richter scale) that rocked Indonesia these days. Just hours later, three more earthquakes panicked Mexico (7, 6.9 and 6.2 on the Richter scale). Also yesterday, two minor quakes occurred in Romania – magnitude 3.5 under the Black Sea shelf and magnitude 3.5 in Vrancea. “A surprise that cannot be explained by science”According to Marmureanu, there is no relation between the quakes that shook the planet during the last two days, but what happened in Indonesia came as a surprise that cannot be explained by science. Gheorghe Mărmureanu: «Ceva nu e în regulă! Pământul se zguduie rău! «O surpriză ce nu poate fi explicată ştiinţific»