Stunning images show the science of global climate change
By Christopher MimsPosted 05.15.2009 at 2:49 pm 5 Comments
Gavin Schmidt, NASA climate scientist and one of the nonsense-dispelling bloggers at RealClimate, teamed up with photographer Joshua Wolfe to create the new book Climate Change: Picturing the Science. According to its creators, the book illustrates climate change science through "arresting images and lucid explanations of the science of global warming and the pursuit of global cooperation in adopting new, sustainable ways of living."
Check out a selection of the book's most breathtaking images in PopSci.com's Gallery: Climate Change Never Looked So Good.
This month Europe sends the first spacecraft to Venus in 16 years. The reward upon arrival: searing heat, hurricane-force winds and not a drop of water
By William Speed WeedPosted 09.20.2005 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
On October 26, a Soyuz rocket will blast off from the Baikonur Cosmo-
drome in Kazakhstan, catapulting a VW Bugâ€size spacecraft toward Venus. If all goes as planned, Venus Express, which was built by the European Space Agency, will pull into orbit around the cloud-covered planet on April 4, 2006, becoming its first visitor since 1990. The reward upon arrival: searing heat,
hurricane-force winds and little, if any, water.
But planetary scientist Sean Solomon of the Carnegie Institution of Washington
is confident that Venus is worth the trip.
A small group of scientists have their heads in the hot clouds of the 2nd planet.
By Erik BaardPosted 01.10.2003 at 1:42 pm 0 Comments
If our solar system has a Hell, it's Venus. The air is choked with foul and corrosive sulfur, literally brimstone, heaved from ancient volcanoes and feeding battery-acid clouds above. Although the second planet is a step farther from the sun than Mercury, a runaway greenhouse effect makes it hotterindeed, it's the hottest of the nine planets, a toasty 900