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Spinning Backwards

25 March 2024
Astronomy, cosmology

At https://spaceweather.com … archive, March 20th 2024 – the polar vortex is spinning  backwards – in the stratosphere above the Arctic. The vortex changed direction  around March 4th. Nothing unusual it seems as it has happened six times since 1979. Atmospheric planetary waves have been breaking in the polar stratosphere resulting in higher temperatures. The warming stratosphere can cause the polar vortex to change direction. One result has been a strong increase in polar ozone levels. Warming of the polar zone accelerates the transportation of ozone from the tropics to the poles. So, the opposite of an ozone hole -an ozone spike. Don’t tell the alarmists.

At https://www.livescience.com/space/cosmology/james-webb-telescope-confirms-there-is-something-seriously-wrong-with-our-understanding-of-the-universe  … the James Webb space telescope is causing problems for cosmologists.

At https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2024/03/240313185054.htm … the James Webb space telescope finds ethanol and other icy ingredients – and various complex organic molecules.

At https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2024/03/240313185109.htm … sulfur and the origins of life

At https://www.livescience.com/space/cosmology/james-webb-telescope-spots-organic-molecules-swirling-around-unborn-stars-hinting-at-origins-of-earth-like-worlds … complex  organic molecules may provide a clue to how habitable planets form.

At https://www.sciencenews.org/article/titan-dark-dunes-made-comets-nasa-saturn-space … we are talking about sand with an origin in space. To be more specific, sand with an oarigin in comets formed dark dunes on Saturn’s moon Titan. Sand falling from space. Cometary material MAY have struck Titan and this process formed the sand dunes – described as vast dune fields. Similar material is known from other worlds.

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