Why Chronic Floods Are Coming to New Jersey – Vox

 

Scientists have directly observed sea level rise since the late 18th century. And as they forecast the next 20, 50, and 100 years, sea level rise will continue to accelerate at an alarming rate. That rise won’t just threaten homeowners on the coast — it will also impact the critical infrastructure that supports many of our largest cities.

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Amazing Earth: Satellite Images From 2018 | NASA

Aerosol Earth
Credits: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using GEOS data from the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office at NASA GSFC.
Alaska’s Chukchi Sea
Credits: NASA image by Norman Kuring/NASA’s Ocean Color Web, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Amazing Earth: Satellite Images From 2018

nasa.gov: Amazing Earth: Satellite Images From 2018 | NASA

Disturbing Before-and-After Images Show What Major US Cities Could Look Like in the Year 2100

What the US might look like if the worst climate change predictions come true.

businessinsider.com via msn.com: Disturbing before-and-after images show what major US cities could look like in the year 2100

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Pictures of the Year: Space


The sun is seen in this image taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory

Reuters on msn.com: Pictures of the year: Space


A Hubble Space Telescope image shows bright blue gas threading through the galaxy IC 4870

The Abstract Beauty of One of the World’s Harshest Climates – Atlas Obscura

The desert, as you’ve never seen it before.

When he shoots deserts—which he does primarily in the Moroccan Sahara and Canary Islands—Tombolini explores in a 4×4 and either sets up camp or stays in the nearest village. “GPS is a huge help as once night comes in, the place changes radically and directions that seemed easy during the day are very tricky to find at night,” he says.

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Arctic Sea Ice Is the Thinnest and Youngest It’s Been in 60 Years

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Working from a combination of satellite records and declassified submarine sonar data, NASA scientists have constructed a 60-year record of Arctic sea ice thickness.

Right now, Arctic sea ice is the youngest and thinnest its been since we started keeping records. More than 70 percent of… Continue reading “Arctic Sea Ice Is the Thinnest and Youngest It’s Been in 60 Years”

Hubble’s Galaxies With Knots, Bursts

In the northern constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair) lies the impressive Coma Cluster —  a structure of over a thousand galaxies bound together by gravity. Many of these galaxies are elliptical types, as is the brighter of the two galaxies dominating this image: NGC 4860 (center).

-credit: ESA/NASA Hubble

Knots and bursts Coma Cluster Hubble Space Telescope NASA

nasa.gov: Hubble’s Galaxies With Knots, Bursts

Skull-Shaped Asteroid to Pass by Earth After Halloween

It’s further away than it was the last time it flew by and it doesn’t really look like a skull anymore   – here it is…..the image above is an ‘enhanced’ version

skull shaped asteroid

msn.com: Skull-shaped asteroid to pass by Earth after Halloween

 

credit for featured skull asteroid image:   2015-tb145-skull-asteroid-credit-ja-penas-sinc-1120

 

Hurricane Florence As It Was Making Landfall

Hurricane Florence is pictured from the International Space Station as a category 1 storm as it was making landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

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nasa.gov: Hurricane Florence as it was making landfall

Hurricane Florence is pictured from the International Space Station as a category 1 storm as it was making landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

NASA Tag: Tropical Cyclone 6 Florence (Atlantic Ocean) 2018

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nasa.gov: Hurricane Florence as it was making landfall

Perseid Meteor Shower: All You Need to Know | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some believe that Monday morning – August 13 – will be the best morning for 2018’s Perseid meteor shower.

earthsky.org: Perseid meteor shower: All you need to know | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky.org