Atmospheric Collapse Puzzles Scientists

Status
Not open for further replies.

jpishgar

VP, Global Community
So apparently the Earth's thermosphere is collapsing and scientists don't quite know why.

In what NASA is calling an unexpectedly large contraction of the thermosphere, they are saying that it is the biggest in 43 years to happen within a period of relative solar inactivity.

I hate it when this kind of stuff happens, and all the guys in the lab coats look at each other and shrug.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38270609/
 

fazers_on_stun

Splendid
Aug 31, 2006
4,743
0
22,860
42
Well today marks the 41st anniversary of the Apollo 11 moonlanding, so let's all get happy! :)

Anyway, the bouncing thermosphere just goes to show that scientists don't understand a lot of solar-planetary interactions yet. Sorta like those mutating neutrinos in the 2012 movies :p.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS