Venus

Photo: Venus Spotlight on the second planet from the sun: Venus HeadlinesAstronomers Are Now Obsessed With a Particular Gas on VenusThe detection of phosphine in Venus’ clouds is a big dealChemical that shouldn’t be there spotted in Venus’ atmosphere Recommended ListeningThe Transit of Venus LecturesCapturing VenusThe philosophy of astronomyObserving the Transit of Venus 10 Things …

Earth’s Magnetic Field

Image: NASA Goddard, Magnetospheric Mission Earth’s magnetic field extends from the interior of Earth out into space, where it interacts with the solar wind, a stream of charged particles emanating from the Sun. HeadlinesAncient Trees Show When The Earth’s Magnetic Field Last Flipped OutNASA Researchers Track Slowly Splitting ‘Dent’ in Earth’s Magnetic FieldNo, We’re Not …

Sand

Photo: Clark, Footprints Sand = a loose granular substance, resulting from the erosion of siliceous and other rocks and forming a major constituent of beaches, riverbeds, the seabed, and deserts Also see: concrete, glass Headlineswhat-makes-sand-soft Recommended ListeningSand as a scarce resource Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

Forests Links

Photo Links related to forests presented in somewhat random fashion: World Rainforest Day Tree ToursBrooklyn Botanic GardenBig City, Big Trees – Brooklyn Botanic GardenListen to the Trees – Brooklyn Botanic Garden Elsewhere on the Webhttp://www.discovertheforest.orgForests: Visit Them, Conserve ThemForest Conservation PortalRainforests – Nick CarterRainforest Alliance Chiapas Central America Venezuela Peru Rainforest Action Network (RAN)Rainforests – …

Moon Links

Photo: ESA/A.Gerst, Lunar Eclipse Links related to Earth’s moon presented in somewhat random fashion: 2020 QuotesBut why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas? – President John F. Kennedy, source …

Volcanoes

Buzzwords Wikipedia: A volcano is a rupture on the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface. Embedded Tweets Features Ecuador Mexico New Zealand https://www.geonet.org.nzWhakaari / White Island: Fishing and tour operators struggling with rāhuiAfter the White Island volcano …

Autumn Leaves

Photo: 2014 Wikipedia: Autumn leaf color is a phenomenon that affects the normal green leaves of many deciduous trees and shrubs by which they take on, during a few weeks in the autumn season, various shades of yellow, orange, red, purple, and brown. Elsewhere fall-foliage-map Embedded Tweets Photos WikipediaAutumn leaf color Planeta.com

Turquoise

Image: Mines of the Southwest Wikipedia: Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium, with the chemical formula CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. Embedded Tweets …

Rivers

Photo River = a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another such stream Planeta.com features rivers around the world, with place-based guides and by embedding watery info onto city pages: Rivers Cities Planeta.com