APOF XXXIII

A Trojan asteroid has been discovered at one of Earth’s Lagrange points –  gravitational “wells” created in the combined gravitational field when a small object orbits a much larger one.  Undiscovered up until now because of it’s location – overhead in broad daylight, as invisible as the stars – it’s a “celestial dust bunny” similar to the more than 4,000 discovered around the gas giant Jupiter, along with a few around Neptune and Mars.

New data from the NASA Terra satellite show that (a) less heat is being trapped in the atmosphere than predicted by AGW models, and (b) more heat is being released into space than predicted by those same models, with the discrepancies being especially large over the oceans.  This ought to alter the global warming debate, but I’m not counting on it.

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