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Posts by Jorge Salazar

Hole-punch cloud image provided by Andrew Heymsfield.  Used with permission
Science Wire | Nov 07, 2014

Strange-looking hole-punch clouds are made by jets

It might look like a UFO – but it’s really a hole-punch cloud. A scientist talked with EarthSky about the connection between hole-punch clouds, jets and snowfall.

Image Credit: Jim Bowers, U.S. Geological Survey
Blogs | Mar 25, 2014

Top 4 facts about landslides

Last weekend’s fatal mudslide in Washington state obliterated the village of Oso, Washington and left a trail of devastation in its wake. On Tuesday, the death toll stood at 14.

Artist's concept of New Horizons. Image Credit: NASA
Interviews | Aug 24, 2013

This date in science: Pluto gets a demotion

On August 24, 2006, astronomers voted to demote Pluto to dwarf planet status. Hear from Alan Stern, lead scientist on a space mission to Pluto.

Mayan temple.  Image Credit: wikimedia
Interviews | Dec 07, 2012

Kathryn Reese-Taylor on the Mayan calendar and 2012 doomsday prophesies

EarthSky spoke with a professor of Mayan archaeology about the supposed connection between an ancient Mayan calendar and 2012 doomsday prophecies.

Undersea black smoker with Alvin mechanical arm
Interviews | Oct 10, 2012

James Holden explores life thriving in deep, hot undersea vents

Deep in cracks of hot undersea volcanoes, microbes inhale hydrogen and carbon dioxide and exhale methane. They might help scientists understand life beyond Earth.

Image Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Interviews | Sep 27, 2012

Peter Claggett sees changes to Chesapeake Bay with Landsat

Landsat has been observing the landscape of the vast 64,000 square miles of watershed in Chesapeake Bay for decades.

Image Credit: ESO/L. Calçada
Interviews | Aug 29, 2012

Stéphane Udry: Evidence of billions of rocky, habitable planets in our galaxy

Astronomers have found evidence that billions of rocky planets might orbit the habitable zones around red dwarf stars in our Milky Way.

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Interviews | Aug 29, 2012

Harold Huff develops meat-like soy chicken

A soy chicken product with something new – what food scientists call ‘the right chew.’

Green foxtail via Missouriplants.com
Interviews | Aug 21, 2012

Andrew Leakey studies grasses for biofuels

Andrew Leakey is part of a five-year, $12 million study of grasses useful for biofuels that can grow with as little land, fertilizer, and water as possible.

Image Credit: ESO
Blogs | Aug 15, 2012

World’s biggest astronomy project: ALMA telescope

What better goal for the world’s biggest telescope than to probe details of how stars like our sun and planets like Earth came to be?