The forecast for the weekend is complex…in fact, it’s complicated enough for a video blog:
Lots of nerdy reading material for you as we head into the weekend…
- Weather links…
- Tropical systems don’t hit the Arabian peninsula very often, but that’s exactly what’s about to happen.
- Drought conditions in the southern U.S. are rapidly diminishing, thanks to the recent widespread heavy rainfall.
- From deluge to drought and back to deluge…why has weather along the Gulf Coast been so extreme this year?
- Space weather represents a “quiet” threat — but various government agencies are finally formulating a plan to deal with potential disruptions.
- IBM has big plans for it’s new acquisition, The Weather Company…but The Weather Channel might be on the outside looking in.
- Space links…
- Samples from the moon collected by Apollo astronauts contained amino acids (the building blocks of life) — now astrobiologists think they’ve figured out that mystery.
- The spacecraft Voyager 1, launched in the 1970s, is now outside of our solar system and sending back data about interstellar space.
- One step back for exo-planet hunters? The planet thought to be closest to our own solar system probably isn’t there after all.
- Two steps forward for exo-planet hunters? There might be a new way of discovering planets outside our solar system.
- Is there a difference in how Sun-like stars and “massive” stars form?
- Science/sports crossover links…
- Halloween science links…