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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- When Vega is North

    05/08/2015 4:16:18 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | May 08, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: In only about 12,000 years Vega will be the North Star, the closest bright star to our fair planet's North Celestial Pole. By then, when you fix your camera to a tripod long exposures of the night sky will show the concentric arcs of star trails centered on a point near Vega as Earth rotates on its axis. Of course, presently the bright star conveniently near the North Celestial Pole is Polaris, but that will change as the Earth's axis of rotation precesses, like the wobble of a spinning top with a precession period of about 26,000 years. If...
  • What do you think the extensive green landscape is in this picture of Mars'? (Vanity)

    12/26/2014 9:31:02 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 54 replies
    If you have it installed on your computer, fire up Google Earth and click on the icon along the top edge of your screen that looks like Saturn. A menu will drop down. Click on Mars. After Google Mars loads, enter these coordinates into the search bar: -84.2952811,-56.5576401 . Here's what you'll see: At first, I thought someone had photoshopped it. But you can see that isn't true. So what do you think it is? I don't know if the picture is presented in true color, but if it is it sure looks like moss to me!... Moss that can...
  • Swedish lunch lady in pole dance protest (bad pancakes)

    10/28/2011 8:04:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 1+ views
    The Local ^ | 10/28/11
    Swedish lunch lady in pole dance protestPublished: 28 Oct 11 08:26 CET Students and staff at a school near Uppsala in eastern Sweden were shocked to see one of the school cafeteria staff performing an erotic pole dance in response to complaints about inedible food. “One of the canteen ladies removed her apron, unzipped her trousers, let down her hair and started moving up and down against a pole like a pole dancer,” said principal Per Rostgaard Evald to local paper Upsala Nya Tidning (UNT). The food at the local school in the little town of Östhammar, north of Uppsala,...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-05-11 (Pitt proclaims, "I Pledge Allegiance to the Pole")

    07/05/2011 4:38:53 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 59 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 5, 2011 | William Rivers Pitt, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    The Independence Day holiday would not be complete without hearing from the Prime Minister of Great Written, William Pitt the Drunker. Wee Willie puts down his fifth long enough to do an essay on the Fourth, here in this THREAD, "I Pledge Allegiance to the Pole (some thoughts on the Fourth of July)." So since we're still within 24 business hours of the Fourth, let us go forth into the Mind of the Magic Man, in Written-Long-But-Not-Much-Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, is in the [brackets]: I Pledge Allegiance to the Pole [Pitt's real...
  • The world's largest neutrino telescope – made from a giant cube of ice at the South Pole

    01/03/2011 9:44:44 AM PST · by Silentgypsy · 22 replies
    Live Science ^ | 12/20/2010 | Live Science staff
    The world's largest neutrino telescope – made from a giant cube of ice at the South Pole – aimed at detecting subatomic particles traveling near the speed of light has been completed, researchers announced today (Dec. 20). http://www.livescience.com/environment/south-pole-neutrino-observatory-construction-finished-101220.html
  • Memphis councilwoman Janis Fullilove apologizes for 'pole dancing' incident

    08/18/2010 4:41:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 66 replies · 2+ views
    Commercial Appeal ^ | 8/17/10 | Amos Maki
    Memphis councilwoman Janis Fullilove apologizes for 'pole dancing' incident“Yes, I was on the pole,” Fullilove says By Amos Maki Memphis Commercial Appeal Updated August 17, 2010 at 10:55 p.m. Memphis City Council member Janis Fullilove sent a letter of apology to the president of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials for what she described as "over the top" behavior at a party last week. Fullilove, regional director for NBC-LEO, said Tuesday that she engaged in dancing -- including pole dancing -- on a river cruise during the group's gathering in Memphis. "Yes, I was on the pole," said...
  • Inconvenient truth for Al Gore as his North Pole sums don't add up (UK Press Catches Gore in a Fib)

    12/14/2009 4:55:18 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 23 replies · 1,549+ views
    TimesOnline.com (UK) ^ | 12/14/09 | Hannah Devlin, Ben Webster, Philippe Naughton
    There are many kinds of truth. Al Gore was poleaxed by an inconvenient one yesterday. The former US Vice-President, who became an unlikely figurehead for the green movement after narrating the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, became entangled in a new climate change “spin” row. Mr Gore, speaking at the Copenhagen climate change summit, stated the latest research showed that the Arctic could be completely ice-free in five years. In his speech, Mr Gore told the conference: “These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr [Wieslav] Maslowski that there is a 75 per cent chance that the...
  • No more letters from North Pole? Ho ho oh no!

    11/19/2009 12:51:41 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 12 replies · 754+ views
    PMSnbc ^ | 11-19-09 | ap
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Starry-eyed children writing letters to the jolly man at the North Pole this holiday season likely won't get a response from Santa Claus or his helpers. The U.S. Postal Service is dropping a popular national program begun in 1954 in the small Alaska town of North Pole, where volunteers open and respond to thousands of letters addressed to Santa each year. Replies come with North Pole postmarks. Last year, a postal worker in Maryland recognized an Operation Santa volunteer there as a registered sex offender.
  • Video: Pole Dancer Ruins The Wedding

    11/17/2009 4:37:59 PM PST · by johnnyd0422 · 41 replies · 4,320+ views
    Stealth Fusion ^ | 11/17/2009 | Stealth Fusion
    Video: Pole Dancer Ruins The Wedding Watch the video.
  • Wow! Freep this NPR Poll (media turning on Whitehouse?)

    10/30/2009 10:25:25 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 19 replies · 1,227+ views
    NPR ^ | 30 oct 09 | dcbryan1
    In the war between Fox News and the Whitehouse, I'm supporting: The White House on this one; Fox News isn't "fair and balanced." Fox News on this one; it asks questions others don't and the White House should be able to handle them. Neither side. They're both trying to play this "feud" to their advantage.
  • Pole Dancer Doll Doesn't Really Set the Perfect Role Model

    08/30/2009 6:14:12 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 30 replies · 2,621+ views
    gizmodo.com ^ | 08/30/09 | Jesus Diaz
    It rotates. It has blinking lights, a disco ball, and a pole. And it's probably one of the wrongest toys you can give to any girl. Because, unlike the USB Pole Dancer, this one is actually for kids.
  • What do you think of Sarah Palin's decision to resign as governor of Alaska? (Freep this poll)

    07/28/2009 12:35:09 PM PDT · by RolandTignor · 38 replies · 1,485+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, July 28, 2009 | Washing Times
    Freep this poll http://www.washingtontimes.com/polls/2009/jul/do-you-think-alaska-gov-sarah-palins-abrupt-resign/
  • Pole dancing supporters hope for Olympic status

    11/21/2008 10:01:54 PM PST · by Westlander · 21 replies · 1,455+ views
    foxsports.com ^ | 11-21-2008 | foxsports.com
    A group of supporters has started a petition to get pole dancing into the Olympic games.
  • Cosmologists Probe Mystery Of Dark Energy With South Pole Telescope

    04/05/2008 11:43:32 AM PDT · by RightWhale · 5 replies · 221+ views
    sciencedaily ^ | 3 Apr 08 | staff
    Cosmologists Probe Mystery Of Dark Energy With South Pole Telescope ScienceDaily (Apr. 3, 2008) — Something is pulling the universe apart. What is it, and where will it take us from here? Scientists at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, seek answers to those questions with the newly-commissioned South Pole Telescope. Frigid and bone-dry, with six straight months of night each year, the South Pole is a forbidding place to live or work. But for largely the same reasons, it’s one of the best spots on the planet for surveying the faint cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation...
  • Poll: McCain, Clinton Lead Nationally

    02/02/2008 12:53:43 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies · 59+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 02, 2008 | Gallup Poll
    By The Associated Press – 1 hour ago THE RACE: The presidential race for Democrats, Republicans nationally THE NUMBERS - DEMOCRATS Hillary Rodham Clinton, 48 percent Barack Obama, 41 percent THE NUMBERS - REPUBLICANS John McCain, 44 percent Mitt Romney, 24 percent Mike Huckabee, 16 percent Ron Paul, 5 percent
  • North By Northwest

    12/21/2007 3:13:32 PM PST · by blam · 38 replies · 310+ views
    Science News ^ | 12-21-2007 | Sid Perkins
    North by NorthwestThe planet's wandering magnetic poles help reveal history of Earth and humans Sid Perkins Hikers in the wilderness often place their faith in a trusty compass. But any navigator worth his salt knows that compasses can't truly be trusted: Only along certain longitudes in the Northern Hemisphere does a compass needle point due north. MOVED BY MAGNETISM. Explorers first found the north magnetic pole at Canada's Cape Adelaide in 1831. Blue dots (direct surface observations) and red dots (models using satellite data) denote the pole's movement since then. Green dots indicate the pole's future location if its current...
  • Festivus Pole Proposed After Wisconsin City Displays Nativity

    12/17/2007 6:21:29 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 55 replies · 458+ views
    fox news ^ | 12-17-2007 | ap
    GREEN BAY, Wis. — The putting up of a nativity scene at Green Bay's City Hall has prompted a tongue-in-cheek request from a suburban man for permission to display a Festivus pole on the overhang of the building's northwest entrance.
  • Skewered: Indian teen survives 4ft pole rammed through his head

    11/26/2007 4:04:09 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 22 replies · 147+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/25/07
    Manish Rajpurohit has been hailed the luckiest teenager in India after he survived being skewered by a metal pole in a bus crash. The 18-year-old student was riding a bus in Andhra Pradesh state when it was hit by a lorry. The force of the smash rammed the four foot safety rail into Rajpurohit's forehead and through his skull - only missing his spine by a few millimetres. Rajpurohit said: "It struck my head and embedded me into the seat. I was stuck there crying 'Help me' as loud as I could." Brave Rajpurohit had to slide his head...
  • Ron Paul Delegates Turned Away from Straw Poll? Can You Confirm?

    09/02/2007 9:21:53 AM PDT · by Shots · 76 replies · 1,292+ views
    YouTube ^ | Sep 01 2007 | Shots
    The vote was supposed to be until 1 or 2 pm, but GOP security prevented registered Delegates from entering the building who were wearing Ron Paul signs at 10am. I was standing over by the Granny warriors when 2 delegates approached me and asked me to help them get into the convention center. They had showed up at the door a little before 10am wearing Ron Paul shirts. The security guard told them to change into proper attire. They left and changed then came back and it was now 10:10/10:20 and the security told them the registration was closed. Apparently...
  • After Claiming The Pole, Russia Looks South

    08/03/2007 7:16:10 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 776+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-4-2007 | Adrian Blomfiels
    After claiming the Pole, Russia looks south By Adrian Blomfield in Moscow Last Updated: 2:47am BST 04/08/2007 Russia stirred memories of the Cold War yesterday when the country's senior admiral called for the establishment of a permanent naval base in the Mediterranean for the first time since the Soviet era. Russia planted its national flag under the North Pole claiming sovereignty over the Artic territory Coming a day after an audacious mission to the North Pole to bolster Russia's territorial claims in the Arctic, Moscow's renewed naval ambitions are likely to spread further unease in Nato capitals. "The Mediterranean Sea...
  • Russia Criticized For Planting Arctic Flag

    08/02/2007 6:29:57 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 926+ views
    Russia criticised for planting Arctic flag Last Updated: 1:42am BST 03/08/2007 Russia has been condemned for planting its flag on the seabed at the North Pole in a symbolic bid to stake a claim to the vast mineral wealth of the Arctic. Explorers from the country descended 14,000ft in a mini-submarine to place the titanium flag in an area that is home to a quarter of the world's untapped energy reserves. Russia also used the expedition, disclosed in The Daily Telegraph , to gather samples to substantiate its claim that the Lomonosov Ridge, a shelf that runs through the Arctic,...
  • VIDEO: Scarborough spins “pole” controversy

    06/06/2007 12:02:22 PM PDT · by gpapa · 51 replies · 2,283+ views
    The Palmetto Scoop ^ | June 6, 2007 | Editor
    MSNBC HOST DEFENDS COMMENTS BY LYING, REFUSING TO APOLOGIZE, TAKING CHEAP SHOTS AT BLOGGERS By now, TPS readers are well aware that Joe Scarborough had an Imus moment on his MSNBC show this week when he wondered out loud whether Fred Thompson’s pretty young wife “worked the pole” as he giggled lecherously over his sexual double entendre. So we weren’t exactly shocked when, on today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough “spun” seven full minutes of air time trying to explain away his crude remark. In doing so he not only lied, he misquoted himself. But what really shocked us was that he...
  • Man Drives Stake In Grave Of Slobodan Milosevic

    03/05/2007 9:52:18 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 25 replies · 2,423+ views
    Javno ^ | Tuesday March 6, 2007 | Javno
    SLOBA THE VAMPIRE Man Drives Stake In Grave Of Slobodan Milosevic Be careful or Milosevic will get you from his grave, the police told the man who had driven a stake through Milosevic's grave. On Saturday, Miroslav Milosevic, a well known member of the Resistance from Pozarevac, invaded the grave of Slobodan Milosevic through his neighbour's courtyard and put up a hawthorn stake, report Serbian media. The time of vampiresHe visited Milosevic's grave twice that Saturday: the first time at 1 A.M., when he wrote the following words in the Book of Memory: "Dark to dark, he is buried...
  • In pictures: Unveiling the Antarctic (Courtesy of the BBC).

    02/25/2007 12:14:50 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 5 replies · 558+ views
    BBC ^ | Sunday, February 25, 2007
    Pristine seascapeA previously unexplored section of Antarctic sea floor lured marine scientists and their vessel Polarstern to the frozen continent for a voyage of exploration over Christmas and New Year.The trip yielded, said researchers, a wealth of useful information and some undiscovered species.(Image: G Chapelle, IPF/ Alfred Wegener Institute) Unexpected giantAmong the new species was this giant amphipod, a type of crustacean, which researchers caught in baited traps. About 10cm (four inches) long, it is one of the biggest amphipods found in the region.(Image: C d'Udekem, Royal Belgium Institute for Natural Sciences) Key creatureAlready well known to science is...
  • Freep a poll! (O'Reilly. 8 years old too young to teach about hompsexuality?)

    02/05/2007 3:43:23 PM PST · by dynachrome · 62 replies · 984+ views
    www.billoreilly.com ^ | 2-5-07 | Bill O'Reilly
    Is eight years old too young for a public school student to hear about homosexuality? Yes No
  • Tesco condemned over pole dancing game marketed as toy

    10/23/2006 5:28:32 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 23 replies · 1,555+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10.24.06 | COLIN FERNANDEZ
    Tesco condemned over pole dancing game marketed as toy by COLIN FERNANDEZ Last updated at 00:02am on 24th October 2006 Reader comments (0) Mother of two Karen Gallimore was searching for Christmas gifts for her two daughters, Laura 10, and Sarah, 11, when she came across the 'toy' HeadlinesMen who use mobile phones face increased risk of infertility Women entrepreneurs set to overtake men by 2010 Huge queues as 'faulty' cash machine gives out double money Crazy weather sees banana and olive crops in England Elderly patient drags herself upstairs after 999 services ban heavy lifting Faith schools face orders...
  • Mars North Polar View

    08/30/2006 8:27:04 AM PDT · by cogitator · 25 replies · 586+ views
    Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera | August 29, 2006 | Malin Space Systems
    This is a little dark; I actually saw the image at the link below first, where it's a little brighter: NASA Mars Picture of the Day: Mars at Ls 93 degrees
  • Aussie Strippers' Union Fights For Pole Dancers' Rights

    03/20/2006 2:23:31 PM PST · by Westlander · 5 replies · 278+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | March 20, 2006 | AP
    SYDNEY, Australia -- Some Australian strippers are now wearing the union label. The country's Industrial Relations Commission has given the strippers' union new rights. Striptease Artists Australia has won overtime pay, meal breaks and maternity leave for its members.
  • Movement Of Earth's North Magnetic Pole Accelerating Rapidly [No Doubt Bush's Fault!]

    12/09/2005 12:25:52 PM PST · by Brilliant · 18 replies · 1,084+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2005-12-09 | Oregon State University
    After some 400 years of relative stability, Earth's North Magnetic Pole has moved nearly 1,100 kilometers out into the Arctic Ocean during the last century and at its present rate could move from northern Canada to Siberia within the next half-century. If that happens, Alaska may be in danger of losing one of its most stunning natural phenomena - the Northern Lights. But the surprisingly rapid movement of the magnetic pole doesn't necessarily mean that our planet is going through a large-scale change that would result in the reversal of the Earth's magnetic field, Oregon State University paleomagnetist Joseph Stoner...
  • A New Year a New Pole

    01/15/2005 5:51:40 AM PST · by lizol · 4 replies · 275+ views
    The Warsaw Voice ^ | 12 January 2005
    A New Year a New Pole 12 January 2005 Poles Marek Kamiński, Janek Mela and TV cinematographer Wojciech Ostrowski reached the South Pole on the last day of 2004. Mela, age 16, a senior high school student from Malbork, had his right arm and left leg amputated below the knee following a 15,000-volt electric shock in July 2003. He is the youngest man in history and the first handicapped individual to reach both poles in one year. In April 2004, also with Kamiński, Mela stood on the North Pole. Kamiński, age 40, was the first man in history to reach...
  • Pole to Pole by Pole

    01/01/2005 7:52:59 AM PST · by Lukasz · 11 replies · 461+ views
    www.smh.com.au ^ | January 2, 2005 | AFP
    A Polish teenager who lost a hand and a leg in an electrical accident pulled off a double on New Year's Eve by reaching the South Pole on foot after conquering the North Pole in April. Apart from his unique performance as a disabled explorer, 16-year-old high school pupil Janek Mela became the youngest person ever to conquer both poles within a year, Polish state television said. Mela, injured two years ago, walked to the poles using an artificial leg as part of an expedition led by Polish explorer Marek Kaminski, who eight years ago became the first man to...
  • Cardinal Pole

    12/29/2004 5:01:39 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 1 replies · 195+ views
    Christ or Chaos ^ | November 28,2004 | MICHAEL HUTCHINGS
    Current 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1990s 1980s     November 2004 The 450th anniversary of England’s "absolution" by the great Shepherd who suffered to rectify the very Protestant "reforms" now embraced by his treacherous, tenth-rate successors. Cardinal Pole MICHAEL HUTCHINGSIf you ever wondered about the significance of the feast of St Andrew, it bears testimony to that tremendous day, 30 November 1554, at Whitehall, London, when Cardinal Reginald Pole as Papal Legate, absolved England "with the whole realm and dominions thereof, from all heresy and schism."This was followed by a decree, "concerning the thanks to be daily given...
  • Students Punished for Dorm Stripper Pole

    09/23/2004 9:17:19 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 36 replies · 10,532+ views
    AP ^ | 9-23-04
    Students Punished for Dorm Stripper Pole Thu Sep 23, 6:43 PM ET Add Strange News - AP to My Yahoo! JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Three students at Jacksonville University have been punished for installing a stripper pole in an on-campus apartment and taking pictures as fully clothed women performed on it at a party. A female student who won a dance contest also was disciplined. About a dozen women competed for a $100 Victoria's Secret gift certificate Sept. 11, said James Foster, a 20-year-old who hosted the party. None of the women disrobed. The men bought the steel pole from Home...
  • FREEP this pole

    04/14/2004 2:45:10 PM PDT · by jimmyfreedom · 10 replies · 153+ views
    http://www.wayy790.com This pole needs some serious FREEPING!! (right side of page) Vote early and often......
  • Scientists Find Another PLANET in our solar system!

    03/16/2004 6:57:47 PM PST · by vannrox · 44 replies · 4,930+ views
    Space DOT com - Breaking News ^ | posted: 03:51 pm ET 15 March 2004 | By Robert Roy Britt Senior Science Writer
    Scientists Find Another Huge Mini-World in Outer Solar System The most distant object ever seen orbiting the Sun is nearly as large as Pluto, expanding astronomers notions of how the solar system formed and what resides in its outskirts. The round world is currently three times farther away than Pluto from the Sun, a distance that expands even further on its 10,000-year orbit. It sits in a part of the solar system that some astronomers had thought empty. It is redder and brighter than anything astronomers have seen in the outer solar system, and scientists don't know why. The object...
  • Freep this poll: Bush or Kerry?

    02/13/2004 3:16:29 PM PST · by Rightone · 27 replies · 165+ views
    KICD News ^ | 02/13/04 | KICD Pole
    This pole had Bush well ahead and the dems must have jumped on it to make him a loser. We need some help to make sure Bush wins this pole in small town Iowa! The pole is on the left side. Here is the link: http://www.kicdam.com/News/
  • Earth Prepared to Flip

    12/12/2003 9:33:59 AM PST · by pepsionice · 78 replies · 240+ views
    CNN ^ | 11 Dec 03 | CNN
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The strength of the Earth's magnetic field has decreased 10 percent over the past 150 years, raising the remote possibility that it may collapse and later reverse, flipping the planet's poles for the first time in nearly a million years, scientists said.</p>
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 3-19-03

    03/19/2003 5:14:08 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 5 replies · 349+ views
    NASA ^ | 3-19-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 March 19 Jupiter's Great Dark Spot Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, Cassini Project, NASA Explanation: Seventeenth century astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini was an astute observer of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. So it seems only fitting that his namesake, the Cassini spacecraft, has enabled detailed observations of another planet-sized blemish -- Jupiter's Great Dark Spot. Unlike the Red Spot, the Great Dark Spot lies near Jupiter's north pole and...
  • NASCAR Sadler wins first Winston Cup pole - Darlington 400 Sunday on Fox

    03/14/2003 4:45:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 651+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/14/03 | Mike Harris - AP
    DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- Elliott Sadler put up a fast lap early, then waited nervously as driver after driver came up short in qualifying for the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400. The result Friday was Sadler's first pole in 146 Winston Cup races. ``It was pretty exciting to wait through all those cars,'' said Sadler, the 16th of 43 drivers qualifying at Darlington Raceway's demanding 1.366-mile oval. Sadler, in only his fifth race with Robert Yates Racing, was the man to beat all day, leading practice in his No. 38 Ford despite running only five laps. He then backed it up...
  • Burping Moon may solve magnetism mystery

    02/19/2003 12:55:20 PM PST · by vannrox · 1 replies · 333+ views
    News in Science ^ | Jan 16 2003 | Abbie Thomas - ABC Science Online
    Moon model: a superplume from inside the Moon when it was just 500 million years old might explain a lot - and not just about the Moon (Pic: University of California).  A mighty 'burp' early in the Moon's life may explain something that has puzzled scientists ever since Apollo astronauts brought back rock samples; why are there so many ancient magnetised rocks lying on the surface? Research published in the journal Nature this week from the University of California at Berkeley, in the United States, suggests that an expunged column of hot rock - like a blob rising to...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 12-24-02

    12/24/2002 12:26:41 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 13 replies · 421+ views
    NASA ^ | 12-24-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 December 24 Spring Dust Storms at the North Pole of Mars Credit: MSSS, JPL, NASA Explanation: Spring reached the north pole of Mars in May, and brought with it the usual dust storms. As the north polar cap begins to thaw, a temperature difference occurs between the cold frost region and recently thawed surface, resulting in swirling winds between the adjacent regions. In the above image mosaic...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 8-18-02

    08/17/2002 10:15:12 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 20 replies · 337+ views
    NASA ^ | 8-18-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 August 18 Earth's North Magnetic Pole Credit: NOAA Explanation: A magnetic compass does not point toward the true North Pole of the Earth. Rather, it more closely points toward the North Magnetic Pole of the Earth. The North Magnetic Pole is currently located in northern Canada. It wanders in an elliptical path each day, and moves, on the average, more than forty meters northward each day. Evidence...