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Space Invaders: Will The Earthlings Land First?

August 1, 2020 by


From the team at CFACT ~ If one was to use Hollywood movies as a precursor of the future, one would have thought that it was only a matter of time until Earth was visited by Martian invaders. In real life, however, it may actually be Mars that will see an invasion of Earthlings soon, […]

“Scientist” Reveals Politicized GISS As NASA Returns Americans To Space

June 5, 2020 by


By Craig Rucker ~ This has been a (mostly) great week for NASA.  We saw the first successful launch of astronauts into space on an American rocket since 2011 — on a private spacecraft.  Last night SpaceX sent up another Falcon 9 rocket with (count-em) 60 communications satellites on board! NASA getting back to serious […]

Fly Me To The Moon, And Beyond!

February 12, 2020 by


By Peter Murphy ~ The rich are different from you and me. In fact, some of them have so much money they are in a new “space race” for the 21st century as an alternative to Planet Earth in case of climate catastrophe. Several billionaires are investing their personal fortune into space travel, and eventual […]

Hubble Space Telescope Spots Menacing Face Looking Back At Us

November 1, 2019 by


From the team at CFACT ~ Just in time for Halloween. From NASA: When astronomers peer deep into space, they don’t expect to find something staring back at them. In this new Hubble Space Telescope image, an uncanny pair of glowing eyes glares menacingly in our direction. The piercing “eyes” are the most prominent feature […]

Don’t Let Climate Alarmists Anywhere Near Rocket Science

October 17, 2019 by


By Larry Bell ~ Last Thursday I was honored to be invited by the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Alumni League to be their monthly meeting speaker. These were competent and dedicated people who had key roles — along with countless other marvels — in sending other mutually distinguished and brave friends to the moon. The central […]

What China’s Moon Mission Means For The United States

June 12, 2018 by


By Dean Cheng ~ China launched its Queqiao communications satellite on May 21, but unlike other communications satellites, this one isn’t going into an orbit around the Earth. Instead, it’s on its way to L-2, one of the five Lagrange points, where the Earth’s and the sun’s gravitational pulls cancel each other out. China is […]

The Non-thermodynamics of RGHE

March 12, 2018 by


Reference: Trenberth et al 2011jcli24 Figure 10 This popular balance graphic and assorted variations are based on a power flux, W/m^2. A W is not energy, but energy over time, i.e. 3.4 Btu/eng h or 3.6 kJ/SI h. The 342 W/m^2 ISR is determined by spreading the average discular 1,368 W/m^2 solar irradiance/constant over the […]

Genius Was Behind Apollo’s Lunar Legacy

January 19, 2018 by


By Larry Bell ~ Five and one-half decades have now passed since a young President John F. Kennedy rallied a nation behind a bold challenge to send an American to the Moon and safely back before the end of that decade. We did this, and even better — putting four of our citizens on the […]

Climate Change Alarmism Is ‘Garbage In, Garbage Out,’ Retired NASA Physicist Says

November 23, 2017 by


By Kevin Mooney ~ HOUSTON—Unvalidated climate models that don’t correspond with physical data and the requirements of the scientific method contribute to unfounded climate alarmism, a retired NASA physicist said at the Heartland Institute’s recent America First Energy Conference. Since America’s national security depends in part on energy security, unsubstantiated claims about global warming that […]

MSM Already Hyping 2015 As Hottest Year On Record

October 19, 2015 by


By P.J. Gladnick ~ Did you know that 2014 was the hottest year on record? Oops! Never mind. It turns out that after that claim was made, NASA scientists rather sheepishly admitted that there was only a 38% percent chance that was true. Well, at least the mainstream media waited until the end of 2014 […]

NASA Keeps Telling “Warmest” Lies

January 18, 2015 by


By Alan Caruba ~ On January 16 The New York Times reported the lies NASA keeps telling about global warming with an article titled “2014 Breaks Heat Record, Challenging Global Warming Skeptics.”  We have reached the point where neither a famed government agency nor a famed daily newspaper can be believed simply because both are […]

Tropical Storm Ana (Central Pacific) at Hawaii

October 21, 2014 by


Ana (Central Pacific) October 21, 2014 The MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of Tropical Storm Ana over Hawaii on Oct. 20 at 23:55 UTC (7:55 p.m. EDT). Image Credit: NASA’s Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team NASA’s Aqua Satellite Sees Tropical Storm Ana Still Affecting HawaiiSlow-moving Tropical Storm Ana was still affecting […]

Galactic Pyrotechnics on Display

July 6, 2014 by


Galactic Pyrotechnics on Display   ~   A galaxy about 23 million light years away is the site of impressive, ongoing fireworks. Rather than paper, powder and fire, this galactic light show involves a giant black hole, shock waves and vast reservoirs of gas. This galactic fireworks display is taking place in NGC 4258, also known […]

Comet ISON Lives!

November 30, 2013 by


NASA Coronagraph  ~ On 11-28-2013 Comet ISON was in the sun’s atmosphere and seemed to disintegrate. This was recorded by NASA and ESA spacecraft. But today, the comet is still alive and getting brighter. What is a Coronagraph? -an artificial solar eclipse-A coronagraph is a telescope that can see things very close to the Sun. […]

Voyager Goof

September 23, 2013 by


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Wikipedia: “The Voyager Golden Records are phonograph records which were included aboard both Voyager spacecraft, which were launched in 1977. They contain sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, and are intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life form, or for future humans, who […]

Perseid Fireballs – Video

August 4, 2013 by


By Dr. Tony Phillips ~ In astronomy, there’s nothing quite like a bright meteor streaking across the glittering canopy of a moonless night sky.  The unexpected flash of light adds a dash of magic to an ordinary walk under the stars. New research by NASA has just identified the most magical nights of all. “We […]

Our $2.5 Billion Mission to a Large Rock

August 10, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ Perhaps because Mars can be seen with the naked eye and is “close” to Earth there has long been a fascination with the fourth planet from the Sun. Earth is the third and the largest of the solar system’s four terrestrial planets. Mars has no life and Earth is teeming with […]

NBC Spaces Out: Confuses Present-Day Rocket with 1960s-Era Booster

November 28, 2011 by


By Matthew Balan NBC’s Tom Costello made a gaffe of planetary proportions on Saturday’s Nightly News as he reported on the launch of NASA’s latest Martian rover. The correspondent identified the rocket, which blasted the unmanned Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) probe into space for its eight month-plus journey to the fourth planet, as a “Saturn […]

Tales of the Red Tape #20: The Outer Limits of Regulation

September 27, 2011 by


By Diane Katz The Obama Administration has issued a record number of costly rules and regulations compared to its predecessors. But one set of new guidelines, in particular, takes government authority to new heights. The moon, actually. NASA has instituted “no-fly zones” and other limits on lunar liberty to ensure that future “space-faring entities” steer […]

A Trip to the Moon

July 13, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba Sometime in the 1980s I found myself on assignment at Cape Kennedy visiting the launch site for all the trips to the moon and the various shuttle voyages to the International Space Station. The shuttle was the size of a small building and the notion that it could be lifted beyond the […]

Some Recent Energy and Environmental News

January 7, 2011 by


By John Droz, Jr.   –   1/5/11 This is the current issue of my informal, free collection of recent electrical energy-related developments. Since citizens are daily inundated with material coming out on this topic, I am trying to present a digest summary of the most pertinent applicable information. My bias is for articles that are: […]

No More Trips To The Moon

October 2, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba I turn 73 on October 9th and, to be honest, I feel sorry for anyone who has not lived during much of the last century. In a very real way, America’s Apollo program that put men on the Moon on July 20, 1969 was as an exciting a moment in history as anyone could […]

Spectacular Eruption: Earth Dodges Another Bullet from the Sun

September 10, 2010 by


Space Weather News SPECTACULAR ERUPTION: Just as sunspot 1105 was turning away from Earth on Sept 8th, the active region unleashed a spectacular eruption of plasma and extreme ultraviolet radiation. Earth was not in the line of fire–this time. Must-see movies from the Solar Dynamics Observatory and other spacecraft are highlighted on today’s edition of […]

7.0 Quake near Christchurch, New Zealand

September 8, 2010 by


Click on Image for a larger view Residents of Christchurch, New Zealand and the surrounding communities were rattled awake at 4:35 a.m. on September 4, 2010, when a magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook the region. As this map shows, the quake was centered about 45 kilometers (30 miles) west of Christchurch. Made from data from the […]