Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Japanese Earthquake Images shown by the European Space Agency

March 2011, Japanese Earthquake movement as seen from space. (link) 

Today, the European Space Agency releases images of the March 2011, Japanese Earthquake(s) as seen from their space satellite imaging. 

For students of geology, petrology or any other Earth Science, this drawing is horrible and awesome. That people living in this place, have experienced such shaking is enormous. 

As observers and listeners of such an environmental disaster, it is difficult to put ourselves in the place of our Japanese cousins, but their island, has not stopped shaking since the major Earthquake on March 11, 2011

Everything about their environment has changed. Earth, soil and water. 

If you notice the ocean crust diverging in the image as well, this means a possible breaking of plates. Please send all positive thoughts and prayers to our kindred in Japan. 

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Credits: GEONET

ESA Announces newest land maps in time for Spring 2011

Newest land maps available from European Space Agency, in time for Spring.(link) March 29, 2011

What is so special about these new land maps? 
  1. The information has been gathered by scientists from the European Space Agency from many satellites with the camera on Earth (other planets too), from all angles. 
  2. This is new gis (global information systems; like Google Earth) technology that is user friendly
  3. The maps may be downloaded.
  4. The photos may be downloaded
  5. The downloads may be used as long as proper citation and credits are given to ESA and/or individuals, and/or groups who own the data.
  6. We can see with our own eyes how Mother Earth has changed in one small year.
  7. There are too many benefits to name, this is excellent information for any year of school, from primary to university.
  8. This is a free and public service from the European Space Agency (

Europe's Space Programme: To Ariane and Beyond

Geologists and other scientists are always curious about their changing globe. Making observations of past land maps with the newest issue will be important for they who are working diligently to save their own habitat and eco-systems. The scientists, astronauts, and various others at the ESA, are sharing their love of answering questions by diligent research and testing. 

In the media, today March 30, 2011 there is so much propaganda against science and scientists, there is no telling what this means for US students who are being told by their television, that Science is wrong. 

The first thing any person learns in a science class is definitions. One of the first definitions we learned is, what is the scientific method? The definition as explained on a grade school level is this: 

  • Ask a question.
  • Come up with some answers to the question. (Hypothesis)
  • Say why you think your answers are true.
  • Using true measures, refine your answers
  • Experiment (cooks do this in the kitchen all the time)
  • Research (your findings are going to come out different then you thought at first)
  • Testing (refining why results are different)
The above steps are the scientific method. A scientist, or curious person may have to repeat steps 2 - 7 hundreds of times, but because new scientists can build upon already known facts. Anyone who says science is fake, is saying that 2 + 2 = 1. Not true.

Creepy Crawlies and the Scientific Method: More Than 100 Hands-On Science Experiments for Children

It is very important that we look on our once beautiful planet, as a living plant that we have been given as a gift. Those of us who love and treasure this gift, are appalled at the greedy bullies in the school-yard of life, rushing in, kicking sand, coal, and nuclear waste in our faces, while destroying our only habitat for great profit.

Matching Supply with Demand: An Introduction to Operations Management

One of the reason the big greedy bullies are so successful is because they are the dealer, and consumers the users, or junkies. As consumers we are as guilty for destroying our earth as the big polluters, because not only do we not pay attention to public notices, and the permitting process for any of the industry we crave and cling to, we continue to pay top dollar in purchasing their stuff.

NRC staff preliminary analysis of public comments on advance notice of proposed rulemaking on emergency planning

If we did not depend on the combustion engine for egos, and self-sustaining power, and instead built our communities as pedestrian villages, over 60% of our pollution problems would be eliminated immediately. We have been brainwashed over the combustion engine, for over 100 years. It was a good and lovely invention, but instead of getting smarter, understanding the need to move away from oil, and gasoline and lead, it became a pit bull holding onto the end of the rope. 

Combustion: Physical and Chemical Fundamentals, Modeling and Simulation, Experiments, Pollutant Formation

Big energy, and the automobile industry cannot see any other way, except the way that makes them millions per day. Those days will come to an end, this party cannot continue forever. Our Earth is less able to sustain life every hour, and still the Hummers roll off the assembly line. We must stop. Now you have the proof in front of you. Look at the coastlines of these new maps, and of those over the past 10 years. You will hopefully be alarmed, and moved to action.

The very best, and blessings to all inhabitants of the Earth.

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