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6 August 2012

The MRO Grabs A Pic Of Curiosity Descending to Mars!

This is one amazing picture. Imagine the technology to look at just the right moment from high above Mars, 250 million miles from Earth and grab an image of Curiosity on it’s parachute just about to land. INCREDIBLE!

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THEY DID IT! THEY REALLY DID IT!!

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5 August 2012

Good Luck Curiosity!

“The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. From it we have learned most of what we know. Recently, we have waded a little out to sea, enough to dampen our toes or, at most, wet our ankles. The water seems inviting. The ocean calls.” – Carl Sagan They’ve planned for every conceivable eventuality. Let’s just hope the do not run into a space demodulator and …

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3 August 2012

Someone Turned On The Switch In The Tropical Atlantic

Besides Ernesto just north of South America, we have a tropical wave near the Bahamas and another looking very healthy off the coast of Africa this afternoon. The tropics are really heating up now. It’s tIme to check on your hurricane kits if you live near the coast.

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New Peer Reviewed Science Indicates Arctic Melt is Mainly Due to Humans

While the main stream media has focused on a study that has yet to be peer-reviewed ( and really just confirms a dozen others), the present weather continues to be nothing less than amazing. The records from the dust bowl that most meteorologists (me included ) looked at with awe are tumbling daily. Tulsa, in Oklahoma, ( my hometown by the way) may approach it’s all time high this week. The max …

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2 August 2012

Curiosity is 5 Days From Mars

Dr. Ryan Anderson, my fellow blogger here at the AGU Blogosphere, is an expert on the geology of the crater where Curiosity will land. I will be reposting some of his blogs, but be sure to bookmark his blog, and check frequently for updates. This is going to be one of NASA’s biggest triumphs.  

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