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Jan 18 · Universe Today
Author Andy Weir, who wrote the bestselling novel “The Martian” on which the successful 2015 movie of the same name was based, announced CBS is picking up his idea for a new pilot for a television show called “Mission Control.” “For the past several months,...Jan 18 · Space.com
NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) took measurements from 6300 weather stations across the world, sea surface teships and buoys for sea surface temperatures and measurements from Antarctic research stations to come to the conclusion.Jan 18 · Space.com
Creating clouds in the sky or redirecting sunlight to bring down the Earth's temperature could have an effect on astronomy.Jan 18 · Space.com
Using measurements from 6,300 locations, NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has come to the conclusion that 2016 was the warmest ever and is breaks the record set just last year.Jan 18 · Space.com
Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will hold a press teleconference today (Jan. 18) to unveil a study on the global temperature changes of 2016, as well as climate data from the year.Jan 18 · Space.com
The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) will have the largest convex mirror ever produced and an unusual concave tertiary mirror. The European Southern Observatory has signed contracts to cast the mirrors.