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2011 Total lunar eclipse - Guide for skywatchers!

The last  full Moon in 2011 will glide through the earth shadow producing a total lunar eclipse visible from the Pacific side of our planet.  The last eclipse of 2011 is a total lunar eclipse that takes place at the Moon's descending node in eastern Taurus, four days

December 10, 2011

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Stranded Phobos-Grunt probe to reentry into Earth's atmosphere in mid-January

Russian Mars probe Phobos-Grunt, stranded in Earth orbit since its main engines failed to fire after launch on Nov. 8th, is beginning to sink back into the atmosphere. Analysts expect re-entry to occur sometime in early to mid-January 2012. Until then, it is possible

December 10, 2011

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2011 Geminid meteor shower peaks on December 14

The Geminids start appearing on Dec. 7 and should reach peak activity around the 13th and 14th. Up to 100  meteors per hour could be visible under good viewing conditions. But the presence of an 82% illuminated waning gibbous Moon from mid-evening until morning

December 08, 2011

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The Spy Files - WikiLeaks began releasing a database of hundreds of documents from as many as 160 intelligence contractors in the mass surveillance industry

Wikileaks are now exposing on how iPhone, Blackberry and Google Android platforms are spying on their customers. The new project called Spy Files is revealing how private surveillance companies are selling monitoring software to several government entities

December 06, 2011

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Indonesian Mt.Gamalama volcano erupts

Mt. Gamalama volcano burst to life on Sunday in a blast that dusted villages and sent thousands of people to flight on the Indonesian island of Ternate. There were no immediate reports of casualties but the eruption apparently did cause some panic among residents of

December 06, 2011

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Severe depletion of Texas groundwater

The record-breaking drought in Texas that has fueled wildfires, decimated crops, and forced the sale of cattle herds has also reduced levels of groundwater to the lowest levels observed in more than 63 years. Groundwater is moisture trapped in pores in the soil and in

December 02, 2011

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New FAO deforestation survey: Planet lost 10 hectares of forest per minute over 15-year period

The world's deforestation rate has accelerated to 6.4 million hectares a year, a new UN survey showed on Wednesday, but Asia showed net gains in forest land-use largely due to extensive planting in China. A new, satellite-based survey released by the UN Food and

December 01, 2011

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WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate - 10 warmest year on record, lowest sea ice volume

WMO issued preliminary Status of the Global Climate report. Global temperatures in 2011 are currently the tenth highest on record and are higher than any previous year with La Niña event, which has a relative cooling influence. The 13 warmest years have all occurred

November 30, 2011

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Financial red alert: Europe stands on verge of 'apocalyptic' debt crisis with only days remaining

May God have mercy on the souls of those who have unleashed the destruction we are about to witness, because I do not believe the once-awakened sheeple of the world will have any mercy at all. They’re the ones, after all, that will be surprised by everything that is

November 30, 2011

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SREX summary by IPCC - Managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a summary of its special report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation - SREX. The summary was released after three years of assessing climate

November 29, 2011

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CME impact generates wonderful auroras

As predicted by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, a coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field at approximately 2145 UT on Nov. 28th. The impact was weaker than expected, but it still produced bright auroras around the Arctic Circle.Planetary K-

November 29, 2011

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Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spews red-hot rocks, billows ash with pyroclastic flow

The Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador is spewing out red-hot rocks and billowing coarse ash with pyroclastic flows. The South American country's Geophysical Institute - IGEPN says the increased activity began Sunday afternoon. It says the volcano has thrown pyroclastic

November 29, 2011

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Medical mafia using financial leverage to enforce children's vaccinations on poor families

Australia has a very high percentage of children fully vaccinated by age five. Only 11% are not fully vaccinated by five years of age. The Australian government has created financial incentives to almost force parents into vaccinating. Still, the Australian government

November 28, 2011

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Radiation storm and CME heading toward Earth, geomagnetic storm and aurora events expected

A solar radiation storm is in progressaround Earth. At the moment, the storm is classified as minor, which means it has little effect on our planet other than to disturb HF radio transmissions at high latitudes. Bigger effects, however, may be in the offing. The

November 27, 2011

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Curiosity Rover launches to Mars

NASA has launched its next Mars rover, kicking off a long-awaited mission to investigate whether the Red Planet could ever have hosted microbial life.The Curiosity rover blasted off atop its Atlas 5 rocket today (Nov. 26) at 10:02 a.m. EST (1502 GMT), streaking

November 26, 2011

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Black Friday solar eclipse

Earlier today, Nov. 25th, the new Moon passed in front of the sun, slightly off-center, producing a partial solar eclipse visible from Antarctica, Tasmania, and parts of South Africa and New Zealand. Maximum coverage occurred about 100 miles off the coast of

November 25, 2011

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Hurricane Kenneth became a major category 4 storm

Hurricane Kenneth became a major category4 storm off the Pacific coast of Mexico early Tuesday but posed no immediate threat to land. Hurricane Kenneth, which gained monster Category 4 status, is the strongest hurricane ever so late in the season for the basin. No

November 23, 2011