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  • ‘We Faked It!’ – Top Obama Official Stabs Him In The Back With Huge Admission

    09/20/2017 7:40:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    USA Politics Today ^ | 9/20/2017 | Gary Maher
    Climate Change. Officials from the former Obama White House are starting to speak out against the corrupt administration now that it is safe to come forward. It’s about time! The most recent official to come forward is Steven Koonin, the former Undersecretary of the Department of Energy. He is accusing President Obama of fabricating scientific evidence proving “climate change”. “What you saw coming out of the press releases about climate data, climate analysis, was, I’d say, misleading, sometimes just wrong,” Koonin told the Wall Street Journal. According to Koonin, multiple departments responsible for environmental science either misrepresented data or completely...
  • NASA space psychology subjects end 8 months of isolation on remote Hawaiian volcano

    09/18/2017 10:10:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    The Herald Sun ^ | Caleb Jones
    The crew of four men and two women were quarantined on a vast plain below the summit of the world’s largest active volcano in January. All of their communications with the outside world were subjected to a 20-minute delay — the time it takes for signals to get from Mars to Earth. They are part of a study designed to better understand the psychological impacts that a long-term manned mission to space would have on astronauts. The data they gathered will help NASA better pick crews that have certain traits and a better chance of doing well during a two-to-three...
  • NASA plan to stop supervolcano sparks doomsday fears

    09/18/2017 6:37:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/18/2017 | unknown
    Amid a summertime swarm of hundreds of earthquakes underneath Yellowstone National Park, NASA is developing a plan to tame a “supervolcano” that some experts believe is well overdue for a catastrophic eruption. The scientists’ plan: cool down the volcano. Volcanoes erupt when a certain heat threshold is built up within the magma, meaning that if enough heat can be let out of the volcano, it will never erupt. NASA’s idea is to pump water into the volcano after opening up a path via drilling. In theory, the plan would extract heat from the volcano and could even provide a new...
  • COuld NASA Really Defuse a Supervolcano? Plan Sparks Doomsday Fears

    09/18/2017 6:12:23 AM PDT · by SandRat · 66 replies
    restoring liberty wnd ^ | Joe Miller on Twitter
    By WND. Amid a summertime swarm of hundreds of earthquakes underneath Yellowstone National Park, NASA is developing a plan to tame a “super-volcano” that some experts believe is well overdue for a catastrophic eruption. The scientists’ plan: cool down the volcano . . . Brian Wilcox of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology told the BBC an attempt to drill from the top of the magma chamber could accidentally cause the very thing the drilling was designed to prevent. To avoid that risk, he suggested drilling from outside the borders of Yellowstone and coming into the...
  • Delingpole: Trump Appoints Conservative Ex-Navy Flier to Run NASA; Liberal Heads Explode

    09/05/2017 7:02:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/4/2017 | James Delingpole
    The next head of NASA is likely to be an ex-Navy fighter pilot turned Republican congressman who believes strongly in space exploration but is skeptical about man-made climate change. What’s not to like about about Trump’s nomination of Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Oklahoma) for the job of NASA’s administrator? Everything, if you’re a liberal. According to New York Daily News columnist Linda Stasi, Trump just blew the perfect chance to change his “presidency from the chaotic mess of threats, bitterness and bilious paranoia to one of rationality and reasonableness.” Apparently, the job should have gone to a fully-fledged climate alarmist.
  • After a devastating hurricane, Trump still picks a climate change denier to head NASA

    09/03/2017 5:46:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 98 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 2, 2017 | by Linda Stasi
    Dear Donald, Hurricane Harvey could be your defining moment; the moment that changes your presidency from the chaotic mess of threats, bitterness and bilious paranoia to one of rationality and reasonableness. You, sir, could be the President that saves the planet. There is no denying that our weather is getting more severe, that the oceans are rising, the Arctic ice is melting and hurricanes are wreaking ever-more havoc each time one pummels another part of the country. Harvey has officially brought the most destructive rainfall in our nation’s history — more than 51 inches in some areas of Houston. As...
  • NASA's Next Mission to Mars Will Probe the Red Planet's Deep Interior in 2018

    08/28/2017 2:38:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    seeker.com ^ | August 28, 2017 4:14 PM EDT | Elizabeth Howell
    The InSight project, NASA’s first mission to study the Red Planet’s deep interior, is on track for a 2018 liftoff after needing to be delayed two years due to a technical issue. Scientists hope that it will help explain the formation of rocky planets, including our own. ... InSight is expected to launch sometime in the five weeks following May 8, 2018, with a course charted for its arrival shortly after Thanksgiving. Lockheed Martin Space Systems has constructed the mission’s spacecraft — a stationary lander that will be positioned near the Martian equator — and is currently testing it at...
  • NASA Snaps Space Station Crossing the Solar Eclipse

    08/21/2017 12:49:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    CNET ^ | August 21, 2017 | Amanda Kooser
    Look closely at this photo of the great North American solar eclipse. You'll notice the sun and the moon's rounded bite taken out of the side. Most of the dark specks are sunspots. But there's something else notable. A larger speck near the curve of the moon's shadow is the International Space Station. The International Space Station Twitter account shared the photo on Monday with the message "It's the moon, sunspots AND the station in front of the sun. @NASA photographer captures station transiting sun during #Eclipse2017." The ISS looks different from the sunspots. You can even make out the...
  • NASA 2017 Eclipse Livestream

    08/21/2017 1:02:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 92 replies
    NASA ^ | August 21, 2017 | NASA
    Solar Eclipse 2017 On August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Viewers around the world will be provided a wealth of images captured before, during, and after the eclipse by 11 spacecraft, at least three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronauts aboard the International Space Station – each offering a unique vantage point for the celestial event.
  • NASA to Stop a Doomsday Supervolcano by Stealing its Heat

    08/20/2017 8:45:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 96 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | August 18, 2017 | Avery Thompson
    Beneath Yellowstone National Park is a giant volcano. The heat from this volcano powers all of the park's famous geysers and hot springs, so most tourists probably don't worry about having tons of hot magma under their feet. But perhaps they should: The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen. The supervolcano erupts about every 600,000 years, and it's been about that long since the last eruption. That means the volcano could erupt any day now, and if it does it'll send enough dust and ash into the sky to blot out the sun for years, along with blowing...
  • A THREE MILE wide asteroid is set to graze past Earth on Sept. 1 - and NASA says it's the largest

    08/18/2017 4:14:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 August 2017 | Cheyenne Macdonald
    A THREE MILE wide asteroid is set to graze past Earth on Sept. 1 - and NASA says it's the largest to come this close since they began keeping track ... [ full ] This is the closest an object this large has come ... since 1890. A massive asteroid estimated to be 2.7 miles wide is set to make a ‘relatively close encounter’ with Earth on September 1. ... The asteroid, named for Florence Nightingale, was first spotted in 1981, and the flyby in September will be the closest it’s come to Earth since 1890. ... According to NASA,...
  • Nasa to wake up New Horizons spacecraft for voyage into mysterious Third Zone

    08/13/2017 5:47:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Sarah Knapton
    On September 11, the spacecraft will awaken for its 16 month journey to MU69, an ancient object which is thought to be one of the early building blocks of the Solar System. The space rock had not even been discovered when the craft launched in 2006 and the flyby will be the most distant in the history of space exploration, a billion miles beyond Pluto, and four billion miles from Earth. Recent observations of MU69 from the Hubble Space Telescope show it is probably two ‘binary’ objects or a pair of space rocks ‘stuck-together’ bodies which are each around 12...
  • Chasing the Total Solar Eclipse from NASA’s WB-57F Jets

    08/12/2017 5:46:32 PM PDT · by ETL · 30 replies
    NASA.gov ^ | July 25, 2017
    For most viewers, the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse will last less than two and half minutes. But for one team of NASA-funded scientists, the eclipse will last over seven minutes. Their secret? Following the shadow of the Moon in two retrofitted WB-57F jet planes. Amir Caspi of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, and his team will use two of NASA’s WB-57F research jets to chase the darkness across America on Aug. 21. Taking observations from twin telescopes mounted on the noses of the planes, Caspi will ­­­­­capture the clearest images of the Sun’s outer atmosphere —...
  • Calling the Moon: Startup to Put Cellphone Tower on the Moon

    08/11/2017 9:10:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    Space.com ^ | August 10, 2017 03:25pm ET | Tereza Pultarova
    German company Part Time Scientists, which originally competed for the Google Lunar X Prize race to the moon, plans to send a lander with a rover in late 2018 to visit the landing site of Apollo 17. (Launched in 1972, this was NASA's final Apollo mission to the moon.) Instead of using a complex dedicated telecommunication system to relay data from the rover to the Earth, the company will rely on LTE technology — the same system used on Earth for mobile phone communications. "We are cooperating with Vodafone in order to provide LTE base stations on the moon," Karsten...
  • NASA celebrates successful rocket test at Stennis

    08/10/2017 6:16:55 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 8/10/17 | Bob Warren
    NASA this week recorded its fourth test on one of the engines that will power the Space Launch System Station rocket into deep space, perhaps even a trip to Mars one day. The engine test was performed Wednesday (Aug. 9) at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, the agency said in a news release. Stennis said engineers conducted a 500-second test of the RS-25 engine controller on one of the test stands at the sprawling facility. The test involved firing the engine in the same manner and for the same amount of time as an SLS rocket launch. The...
  • Top NASA Climate Scientist Uses Private Email To Avoid Oversight

    08/10/2017 9:24:32 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    climatechangedispatch ^ | AUGUST 9, 2017 | DUANE THRESHER
    What do Gavin Schmidt, Hillary Clinton, Lois Lerner and Lisa Jackson have in common? Gavin Schmidt is the current head of NASA GISS and the leading climate change warrior scientist/spokesperson. Hillary Clinton, of course, is the disgraced former Secretary of State and a presidential loser. Lois Lerner is the disgraced former IRS official who illegally targeted conservative groups for audits. Lisa Jackson is the disgraced former EPA Administrator who seemed to take direction from climate change warrior lobbyists. Still don’t know what they have in common? Maybe this will help. What don’t they have in common? Answer: Gavin Schmidt is...
  • Duties of NASA's planetary protection officer include saving Earth

    08/07/2017 10:56:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 7, 2017, 7:45 PM | Chip Reid
    Bored at work? Find yourself staring into space? NASA may have the job for you. It comes with a six-figure salary and civil service protection — and duties include saving the Earth. It sounds like a job from the movie “Men in Black” about government employees saving the Earth from creepy aliens. Cassie Conley is NASA’s planetary protection officer, and that is — sort of — what she does, but on a smaller scale, and not quite as messy. “The job is defending Earth from aliens, but they’re microbes, not space invaders,” she told CBS News. We asked if bringing...
  • A 9-year-old 'Guardian of the Galaxy' applies for NASA job

    08/05/2017 7:08:08 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | August 5, 2017 | Nicole Chavez
    (CNN)A fourth-grader's cover letter grabbed NASA's attention in the search for the next real-life guardian of the planet. This week, the space agency began looking for its new planetary protection officer, someone capable of guarding the planet from "microbial contamination from other planets." Jack Davis, a self-proclaimed "Guardian of the Galaxy" from New Jersey, piqued NASA's interest. "I may be nine but I think I would be a fit for the job," Jack said in the handwritten letter. He went on to list his interstellar work experience.
  • NASA has a job opening to protect Earth from aliens - and it comes with a six-figure salary

    08/02/2017 5:02:46 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 30 replies
    Mirrow ^ | 2 AUG 2017
    If you're keen to earn a bit of extra cash while potentially saving this planet from alien infection, NASA has an opening for you. The US space agency is looking to hire a Planetary Protection Officer who will both protect our planet from the Martians and make sure that humans venturing into space do not contaminate other worlds.
  • Impending Asteroid Flyby Will be a Chance to Test NASA’s Planetary Defense Network!

    08/01/2017 4:18:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | 1 Aug , 2017 | Matt Williams
    This coming October, an asteroid will fly by Earth. Known as 2012 TC4, this small rock is believed to measure between 10 and 30 meters (30 and 100 feet) in size. As with most asteroids, this one is expected to sail safely past Earth without incident. This will take place on October 12th, when the asteroid will pass us at a closest estimated distance of 6,800 kilometers (4,200 miles) from Earth’s surface. That’s certainly good news. But beyond the fact that it does not pose a threat to Earth, NASA is also planning on using the occasion to test their...