Monthly Archives: January 2012

  • Sun sneezes and…

    Living near a star has its benefits but one has to face consequences too. Last week we witnessed a M9 class solar flare and an intense Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) hitting the Earth. CMEs are large volumes of charged particles ejected from the Sun's Corona. Interaction of these charged particles with the atmosphere gives rise
  • Countdown to 1/27/2012…

    Let me first introduce new readers to this feature. We try to (but don't always) give a rundown of the day's news in astrobiology/planetary/space/Earth sciences. We've been a little lax on this lately, mostly because our fearful leader (aka yours truly) has been slow in getting accounts approved for the others to post. But! I've
  • Welcome to the new Pale Blue Blog.

    We started this blog last April, built on an idea of a true community blog. We wanted to give people the opportunity to follow their passions for Earth and space sciences in the same way they can for sports and politics. In short, we wanted to give everyone a place where they could post a
  • Countdown to a cruise 1/5/2012

    3… I invented this years ago, but I was inside a time cloak when I did it so unfortunately there’s no evidence that it happened. Oh, well. 2… There’s good stuff in this month’s astrobiology newsletter. In particular, there are lots of good opportunities for students and postdocs. If you’re on the market, check it out. 1…