…Sun is Responsible Again… Once again, the sun has reached out and touched the Earth. As many as forty low-earth orbiting satellites are falling to Earth after their launch. There have been numerous well-documented examples of how the sun has Continue reading Sun is Responsible Again
…Let Science Do The Talking… President Trump withdrew from the Paris Accord amid controversy over the dangers of climate change. Hopefully, his action will result in a new effort to examine and discuss the science behind global warming and climate Continue reading Let Science Do The Talking
GPS provides extremely accurate positioning information, and is used by the military, as well as commercial entities and ordinary people, to the point that it is now ubiquitous in society. GPS relies on a system of approximately 30 satellites. But Continue reading What If GPS Dies?
It was Galileo, using his newly invented telescope, who, around 1600, saw sunspots for the first time in western history. From that point forward, sunspot observations were made on a regular basis by astronomers throughout Europe. Sunspot observations had also Continue reading Sun Power, Part 2
How does the enormous power of the sun affect the earth? Obviously, life on earth depends on the sun, but does the sun affect the earth in unique, perhaps not well understood, ways. Light from the sun, i.e., photons, being Continue reading Sun Power, Part 1
It’s not well understood how the Sun affects the Earth. We count the number of sun spots, measure the sun’s irradiance and the size of solar storms. We do know that the size of solar storms has been linked to Continue reading Coming to Grips With the Sun