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#1 Scientists baffled by unusual upper atmosphere shrinkage07-18-2010, 10:11 AM
: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.May the FORCE be with you!
07-18-2010, 12:02 PM
What did you and Darth Cheney do to the Thermosphere SR? :mad:
:DStand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
#3 Go07-18-2010, 12:06 PM
Just more proof Obama sucks.
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