Dregs of the Future (Link) (August 7, 2010)
Solar System is warming
- MIT News: “Pluto is undergoing global warming. . . . The average surface temperature of the nitrogen ice on Pluto has increased 2 degrees Celsius over the past 14 years.” [Surprisingly, Pluto is warming despite currently moving further away from the sun.]
- MIT News: Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher reported that observations obtained by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based instruments reveal that Neptune’s largest moon, Triton, seems to have heated up significantly since the Voyager space probe visited it in 1989.
- National Geographic: “The long-term increase in solar irradiance is heating both Earth and Mars.”
- NASA JPL Labs: “One explanation could be that Mars is just coming out of an ice age.”
- Nature: “Prediction of a global climate change on Jupiter . . . global temperature change of about 10 degrees K.”
- Max Planck Institute: “The sun has been at its strongest over the past 60 years and may now be affecting global temperatures,” said Sami Solanki, the director of the renowned Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Gottingen, Germany, who led the research.
- The Whole Solar System is Undergoing Global Warming
Study Links Climate Change To Cosmic Rays (Source)
Our solar system is entering a photon belt area.
Benny Peiser, at Liverpool John Moores University asks: “Global warming on Neptune’s moon Triton as well as Jupiter and Pluto, and now Mars has some [scientists] scratching their heads over what could possibly be in common with the warming of all these planets … Could there be something in common with all the planets in our solar system that might cause them all to warm at the same time?”