Known as red sprites and blue jets, these electrical storms shoot lightening up into space towards the outer edges of Earth’s atmosphere instead of towards the surface of the Earth.
According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the worst drought of the last thousand years occurred in 1934 at the height of the Dust Bowl and Great Depression. Scientists from NASA and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory found that 1934 had the driest and most widespread drought in a […]
Normally used to detect weather patterns, radars used by the National Weather Service have also been known to picked up other patterns. The U.S. National Weather Service in Saint Louse, Missouri recently reported that a butterfly shaped pattern on its radar was the result of… butterflies. The swarm of Monarch butterflies […]
Crowdsourced science is becoming an increasingly popular tool to harness the power of the crowd in digging into massive amounts of data. For those that are interested in helping to analyze hurricanes and tropical storms, Rob at Zooniverse has put out a call for help: June 1st marked the official beginning […]
Areas that are now some of the harshest deserts environments were once deep lakes and lush marsh systems. This dramatic change is sometimes difficult to imagine, especially to an unwitting observer standing in the middle of windblown salt flat with no vegetation in sight. However, these landscapes are scattered with […]