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Vast solar tornado spins on the sun
A tremendous tornado whirling across the surface of the sun was captured by a NASA satellite recently -- an amazing wonder of the solar system that may be as big as the Earth itself.
The video was recorded by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), a sun-watching satellite that has transmitted a series of stunning photos of solar flares in recent months. The new video shows darker, cooler plasma shifting back and forth above the sun's surface over the span of nearly 30 hours stretching from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8.
And the giant tornado may be as large as the Earth itself, with gusts of up to 300,000 mph,
explained Terry Kucera, deputy SOHO project scientist and a solar physicist with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
Tornado Season On The Sun?
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A year in the making, this video pays tribute to a critical scientific and academic figure in postmodern history: Climatologist and Stanford Professor Stephen Schneider. Schneider explains the problems facing the public's understanding of climate change and consequently the lack of action in Washington legislatively.
This video was screened before a live audience by Climate One of the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on Dec 6, 2011 as the introduction to an event honoring Stephen Schneider and presenting an award in his name to Richard Alley, Professor of Geosciences and Associate of the EMS Environment Institute.
This video was also partially screened by Ben Santer at the 2011 AGU (American Geophysicists Union) Conference held in San Francisco (http://revkin.tumblr.com/post/14094189165/ben-santer-on-steve-schneider-and-defending)
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2:47 EVIDENCE FOR A LARGE, NATURAL, PALEO-NUCLEAR REACTOR ON MARS
John Brandenburg, 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2011
3:00 "Life and Death on Mars" by John Brandenburg
4:04 Interview with John Brandenburg on thespaceshow.com, Feb 22, 2011-06-12
6:38 My video "Climate Change -- Is it getting cooler?" Please see that video for sources on NASA story
7:26 Conservapedia "Counter examples to an old Earth" http://www.conservapedia.com/Counterexamples_to_an_Old_Earth#cite_note-6
9:09 Plant fossils of West Virginia website page http://www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/Carboniferous_climate.html
R. Scotese paleoclimate graph at http://www.scotese.com/climate.htm
Geocarb III: a revised model of atmospheric CO2 over
Robert a. Berner and Zavareth Kothavala, American Journal of Science, February, 2001 p.201
10:46 "Japan's Earthquake Watch"
BBC online October 25, 2004
11:34 "What the weatherman never said" By Christopher Booker Daily Telegraph, 20 Feb 2010
Something in the Air: Climate Change, Science and Policy - Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Welcome by Dimitar D. Sasselov, Senior Advisor to the Science Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Professor of Astronomy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University "Human Adaptation to Climate Change in the Archaeological Past" by Jennifer R. Smith, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis