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Satellite Crashing Into Earth In T-Minus ???
2011-09-21 11:07:02

  NASA said there is a 1-in-3,200 risk that a person who is minding their own business might find themselves being chased down by a defunct satellite the size of a tour bus traveling at 17,500-miles-per-hour. Of course, the odds of that exact scenario are higher, but the space agency did warn of the potential risk of being hit by falling debris from its Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS). According to estimates, the satellite will arrive back into Earth's atmosphere...

Satellite Debris Expected To Hit Earth Sept. 23
2011-09-18 04:15:55

  A 20-year-old defunct satellite is expected to fall to Earth sometime next week, NASA officials announced on Friday. According to the Associated Press (AP), the U.S. space agency now predicts that the nearly seven-ton Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) will re-enter Earth's atmosphere on September 23, plus or minus one day. "NASA scientists have calculated the satellite will break into 26 pieces as it gets closer to Earth," the AP said. "The odds of it hitting someone...

astronomy
2011-09-03 06:13:20

  In his new book, ℠Deep-Sky Companions: The Secret Deep,´ Stephen James O'Meara presents 109 new objects for stargazers to observe. The Secret Deep contains many exceptional objects, including a planetary nebula whose last thermal pulse produced a circumstellar shell similar to the one expected in the final days of our Sun's life; a piece of the only supernova remnant known visible to the unaided eye; the flattest galaxy known; the largest edge-on galaxy in the heavens;...

2011-09-01 13:25:00

Tersano, manufacturer and distributor of the lotus PRO cleaning system, has announced the release of its Ozone Stabilization Modules. Shipping of the company's newest technology has begun to key accounts across North America, with full roll-out to all customers starting in mid-September. They have also confirmed their attendance at this year's ISSA/Interclean Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Windsor, Ontario (PRWEB) September 01, 2011 After a lengthy research and development process and...

2011-09-02 14:49:00

Public Health at Risk, Health Advocacy Organization Says RESTON, Va., Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gary Cohen, founder and president of Health Care Without Harm, issued the following statement in response to President Obama's decision to postpone EPA's updating of the regulation of ozone, as required by the Clean Air Act. "We are deeply disappointed that President Obama has postponed updating these regulations, as required by the science and law. In the interim, lives will...

2011-09-02 10:45:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- API President and CEO Jack Gerard welcomed President Obama's decision to halt EPA's proposal to set a new, out-of-cycle ozone standard without any mandate or obligation: "The President's decision is good news for the economy and Americans looking for work. EPA's proposal would have prevented the very job creation that President Obama has identified as his top priority. "Ozone levels and air quality continue to improve under current...

Mysteries Of Ozone Depletion Continue 25 Years Later
2011-08-30 09:55:23

  Even after many decades of studying ozone and its loss from our atmosphere miles above the Earth, plenty of mysteries and surprises remain, including an unexpected loss of ozone over the Arctic this past winter, an authority on the topic told attendees of the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on Monday. She also discussed chemistry and climate change, including some proposed ideas to "geoengineer" the Earth's climate to slow down or...

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2011-08-22 20:27:59

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists working with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that future levels of ground-level ozone could reduce soybean yields by an average 23 percent. Randy Nelson, geneticist and research leader with the USDA Agricultural Research Service Soybean/Maize Germplasm, Pathology, and Genetics Research Unit in Urbana, Ill., and Lisa Ainsworth, a molecular biologist with the ARS Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit in Urbana,...

2011-08-02 10:43:00

MONTREAL, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While international climate talks remain deadlocked, the Montreal Protocol has been methodically eliminating some of the worst chemicals contributing to global warming. International ozone negotiators meeting in Montreal last week approved country plans to phase out ozone depleting substances (ODS) that are also super greenhouse gases (GHGs) that harm the global climate. By 2015, the reductions approved last week will prevent more than...

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2011-07-16 08:09:18

Fires raging in central Africa are generating a high amount of pollution that is showing up in data from NASA's Aura Satellite, with the ominous shape of a dark red butterfly in the skies over southern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and northern Angola. An image of the pollution from agricultural fires in central Africa was created from data of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels over the period from July 7 to 12, 2011. It was created from Ozone Measuring Instrument (OMI) data using...