NASA & NOAA: 2012 Was in Top-10 Warmest Years for Globe On Record

By: Tuesday January 22, 2013 6:30 pm

According to data released by NASA and NOAA this week, 2012 was the 9th or 10th warmest year (respectively) globally on record. NASA’s analysis produced the 9th warmest year in its dataset; NOAA recorded the 10th warmest year in its dataset. The two agencies have slightly different analysis techniques, which in this case resulted in not only different temperature anomaly values but somewhat different rankings as well.

 

Late Night: Armageddon Tired of This Mayan Apocalypse. Now Everyone’s Gone to the Movies. Or Santacon!

By: Tuesday December 18, 2012 8:00 pm

NASA continues to peer into the future, claiming that the world did not end on 12.21.12. We’ll address that on 12.22.12. If we’re here. Meanwhile, I got email from JP Sottile at newsvandal with whom I have an ongoing tinfoil millinery competition…

Late Night: Lunar Bombs, Stinky TV, and Hobbit Profits

By: Tuesday November 27, 2012 8:00 pm

I feel dirty. I feel dirty because the United States government wanted to blow up the moon to prove to the Soviet Union what big bad asses we were. Flashback: The Cold War. We had bombs, they had bombs, but we (maybe) had a better space program, so the idea was, according to reports in the Daily Mail, to launch an atom bomb to the moon and have it detonate and scare the Ruskies.

NASA & NOAA: July 2012 Was 12th, 4th Warmest on Record

By: Wednesday August 15, 2012 6:30 pm

According to data released by NASA and NOAA this week, July 2012 was the 12th and 4th warmest July (respectively) globally on record. NASA’s analysis produced the 12th warmest July in its dataset; NOAA recorded the 4th warmest July in its dataset. The two agencies have slightly different analysis techniques, which in this case resulted in not only different temperature anomaly values but rather different rankings as well.

Late Night FDL: To the Stars! Well, OK, the Asteroids, Maybe?

By: Wednesday April 25, 2012 8:00 pm

The Stars Are Ours, Moons Of Titan, The Lensman, Skylark Of Space, The Green Hills Of Earth, The Beastmaster . . . . hundreds more, they all bring dreams of space, adventure, new things and humans off into the cosmos to explore them!

Late Night FDL: Astronauts, Idiots, Three Men and a Tenor

By: Tuesday March 27, 2012 8:00 pm

A Sacramento law firm is suing to prevent Democratic congressional candidate Jose Hernandez from describing himself as an “astronaut/scientist/engineer” on the June ballot. The firm Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk has ties to Republican politicians.

FDL Movie Night: Man on a Mission

By: Monday January 16, 2012 5:00 pm

At some point everyone of a certain age must have dreamed of being an astronaut, of flying into space, boldly going where man had gone before. I grew up with a dad who was a human factor specialist for NASA, basically an on-earth test astronaut. Richard Garriott–one of our guests tonight and the subject of Man on a Mission–is the son of an astronaut, Owen Garriott who rode aboard Skylab 2; he wanted to follow in his dad’s footsteps. Fate, and bad eyesight, prevented him from becoming an official astronaut so he set off to make his dreams come true (and along the way, he became the father of a whole generation of computer gamers.)

Late Night FDL: Escatology Is Scatology

By: Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:00 pm

This whole Maya calendar end of the world whoohaa has reached such a pitch that White House.gov for goodness sakes created a link about the idiocy which sends you/me to the answers.USA.gov site with further links to NASA’s point of view on the subject.

Late Night FDL: Pouting Baby Says “The Sky is Falling Tomorrow!”

By: Thursday September 22, 2011 8:00 pm

With all the other bad stuff that has been happening, the stock market crash, Georgia murdering Troy Davis and Mr. 0 keeping the wars going, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that the sky really is falling this time. You probably won’t get hit by any of the pieces, but just to be on the safe side, don’t look up if you are outside tomorrow.

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