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Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and many other telescopes on the ground and in space, an international team of astronomers has obtained the best view yet of a collision that took place between two galaxies when the Universe was only half its current age. Photo credit ESA.
Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and many other telescopes on the ground and in space, an international team of astronomers has obtained the best view yet of a collision that took place between two galaxies when the Universe was only half its current age. Photo credit ESA.


Best View Yet Of Merging Galaxies In Distant Universe

Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and many other telescopes on the ground and in space, an international team of astronomers has obtained the best view yet of a collision that took place between two galaxies when the Universe was only half its current age. They enlisted the help of a galaxy-sized magnifying glass to […]

Coal power plant in China. Photo by Tobixen,, Wikipedia Commons.
Coal power plant in China. Photo by Tobixen,, Wikipedia Commons.


China’s Coal Conversion Projects Spark Climate Concerns

By Michael Lelyveld China is moving to slow the growth of projects that convert coal into natural gas as international criticism mounts over the environmental effects. On July 21, the National Energy Administration (NEA) directed local authorities to “curb blind investment” in coal conversion projects, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Some regions “have been […]

NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft captured this view of the giant planet Neptune and its large moon Triton on July 10, 2014, from a distance of about 2.45 billion miles (3.96 billion kilometers) - more than 26 times the distance between the Earth and sun. The 967-millisecond exposure was taken with the New Horizons telescopic Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI). New Horizons traverses the orbit of Neptune on Aug. 25, 2014 – its last planetary orbit crossing before beginning an encounter with Pluto in January 2015. In fact, at the time of the orbit crossing, New Horizons was much closer to its target planet – just about 273 million miles (or 440 million kilometers) – than to Neptune. Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft captured this view of the giant planet Neptune and its large moon Triton on July 10, 2014, from a distance of about 2.45 billion miles (3.96 billion kilometers) - more than 26 times the distance between the Earth and sun. The 967-millisecond exposure was taken with the New Horizons telescopic Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI). New Horizons traverses the orbit of Neptune on Aug. 25, 2014 – its last planetary orbit crossing before beginning an encounter with Pluto in January 2015. In fact, at the time of the orbit crossing, New Horizons was much closer to its target planet – just about 273 million miles (or 440 million kilometers) – than to Neptune. Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute


NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Crosses Neptune Orbit En Route To Historic Pluto Encounter

NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015. The sophisticated piano-sized spacecraft, which launched in January 2006, reached Neptune’s orbit — nearly 2.75 billion miles from Earth […]

Renewable energy. Photo Wikipedia Commons.
Renewable energy. Photo Wikipedia Commons.


The Kardashians And Climate Change: Interview With Judith Curry

By James Stafford Climate change continues to drive energy policy, despite the fact that there is no way to reconcile eradicating energy poverty in much of the world with reducing carbon dioxide emissions. This is one of the many conundrums of the climate change debate—a debate that has been taken over by social media and […]