A rocket carrying a new satellite designed to analyze global warming has crashed back to Earth after failing to reach orbit. The loss is reminiscent of a similar failure two years ago.
A new $273 million satellite designed to detect atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and in turn, aid in scientists’ understanding of the human impact on this atmospheric gas, has been lost in space.
According to NASA, we may be on the verge of a new solar cycle to peak in 2011.
These should be great – three dimensional images of the sun’s surface, revealing the structure of solar flares, priminences, and sunspot activity. As the sun gains more significance in the eyes of researchers examing the possible causes of terrestrial climate change (see more On Solar Variability and Global Warming), these three dimensional imaging techniques stand […]
It appears as though solar variability is gaining some mainstream media attention in being cited as a likely impetus for terrestrial climate change. But for confirmation of this, scientists have now begun to look beyond the Earth to other areas of our solar system. Most recently, research on the climate of Mars has confirmed warming […]