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    :eek: Imagine that, "they" done have a clue what's going on!!!


    (CNN) -- An upper layer of Earth's atmosphere recently shrank so much that researchers are at a loss to adequately explain it, NASA said on Thursday.

    The thermosphere, which blocks harmful ultraviolet rays, expands and contracts regularly due to the sun's activities. As carbon dioxide increases, it has a cooling effect at such high altitudes, which also contributes to the contraction.

    But even these two factors aren't fully explaining the extraordinary contraction which, though unlikely to affect the weather, can affect the movement of satellites, researchers said.

    "This is the biggest contraction of the thermosphere in at least 43 years," John Emmert of the Naval Research Lab was quoted as saying in NASA news report.
    So the eggheads admit they have no idea why this has happened but they are all super positive that Global Warming is going to be our dooooom.
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    What did you and Darth Cheney do to the Thermosphere SR? :mad:



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    Just more proof Obama sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    What did you and Darth Cheney do to the Thermosphere SR? :mad:



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    Look, it was an accident. We put it back. :D
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    The sky is falling...literally! :)
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