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Picturing Science: December 17, 2014

December 17th, 2014 by Adam Voiland

Nighttime lights around many major U.S. cities shine 20 to 50 percent brighter during Christmas and New Year’s when compared to light output during the rest of the year.  Full story. Related.


Kilauea lava flow burning through forest near Pahoa, Hawaii. Full story. Related.


Yes, that’s a NASA plane without wings. Its top speed: 1,064 miles per hour. (Mach 1.6).  Full story.


We like to show you snazzy pictures from the field and from space, but this is what science really looks like. AGU 2014 is on. Full story. Related.


The occurrence of summertime fog in the eastern Pacific declined by 33 percent over the course of the 20th century, a recent study found. Full story. Related.


“Any thunderstorm can produce gamma rays, even those that appear to be so weak a meteorologist wouldn’t look twice at them,” said Themis Chronis of the University of Alabama. Full story. Related.


“Venus sits in the background of the Earth’s atmosphere.” — Via @AstroTerry.  Original Tweet.




One Response to “Picturing Science: December 17, 2014”

  1. ann mullen says:

    a happy christmas to all of you, Thank you for all the information in 2014.

    I love wednesday when I can view all the articles you have collected and researched.

    I hope you can enjoy christmas and get a chance to communicate with your love ones.

    Ann Mullen