Thursday, February 18, 2010

Andromeda in blue

NASA has just released the first images from its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). WISE's primary mission is to survey the entire sky in infrared, though it's also tasked with tracking asteroids, comets, and other objects.
Here the shortest-wavelength camera on WISE highlights the Andromeda galaxy's older stellar population in blue.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Snowpocalypse or Snowmaggedon?

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image on February 7, 2010, showing part of the region affected by heavy snowfall. Snow blankets the area hundreds of kilometers inland from the Atlantic coastline. Along the latitude of New York City, however, snow cover thins considerably. More here.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Spot the Trend?

Geothermal Heat Pump Shipments by Tons, 2004-2008

From the DOE's EIA Report

Monday, February 8, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Ramping Up for Clean Energy

OK, on a commercial roll here, but at least this one's about the upcoming energy policy cage match. You never know, we might win one sometime...