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From Earth Observatory An image from the SEVIRI instrument aboard the European Space Agency’s Meteosat-10 geostationary satellite. The vapor trail left by the meteor is visible in the center of the image. Credit: European Space Agency/EUMETSAT
This shock wave cause by a meteor explosion is the reason why their are reports of over 700 injuries in Russia.
This happen around 9:30am Russia time. These are a few of the first videos coming out of the area. It looks like something out of a SciFi movie. There are a lot of reported injuries due to the shock wave blast from the explosion. Most of the injuries seem to be due to glass. I’m [...]
This is a map of nearly everyone in the united states. There are 308,450,225 dots representing the US census data. There was actually 308,745,538 people measured in the latest census. I’m not sure what happened 295 thousand people. They probably aren’t that important. You can check out a zoomable versus at Brandon Martin-Anderson site, the [...]
There is a new higher resolution picture of the US at night at NASA Earth Observatory : As with the previous pictures of the states at night, most of the lights indicate cities and roadways. What is so interesting about this picture is the blob of light at the top middle of the picture. It [...]
The Department of the Interior has an interesting article about carbon sequestration in the western part of the United States. What is most interesting is this part: Forests, grasslands and shrublands and other ecosystems in the West sequester nearly 100 million tons (90.9 million metric tons) of carbon each year, according to a Department of [...]
The U.S. Geological Survey come out with a comparison of the size of an earthquake on the east coast vs west coast. Basically an earthquake on the east coast will be felt over a larger area then the fractured west coast. U.S. Geological Survey scientists found that last year’s magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Virginia triggered [...]
George Huffman, a research meteorologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, said that the low-pressure system MODIS observed looked like an occluded front. Both warm and cold fronts push across our planet’s surface. Cold fronts can follow warm fronts, and because cold fronts tend to move faster, they can catch up with the warm fronts. [...]
v This time-lapse animation shows Hurricane Sandy from the vantage point of geostationary orbit—35,800 km (22,300 miles) above the Earth. The image above shows Sandy on October 26, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. EDT, when light from the setting sun highlighted the structure of the clouds. At this point in time most of the thunderstorm activity [...]